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Providing Innovative Mental Health and Educational Services to Vermont's Children and Families

Northeastern Family Institute, VT (NFI VT) is a private, nonprofit agency that serves Vermont families whose children struggle with severe emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges. The majority of children who come to NFI have a history of not functioning well at home, in school and in the community. Our strength is in joining together with families and guardians to help Vermont’s children manage behaviors and live safe and successful lives.

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Educational Programs

Five licensed schools providing trauma-informed integrated special education and mental health services to K-12 students.

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Community-Based Programs

Creative services focused on the unique needs, strengths, and values identified by the families and youths we serve.

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Residential Programs

Mental health treatment in home-like settings, ranging from intensive long-term treatment to crisis stabilization.

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Foster Care

You can make a difference in the life of a child!

Therapeutic Foster Families are an integral part of our team as they join us in creating successful treatment environments for youth in their homes.

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What’s Happening

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Save the Date: NFI Vermont September ConferenceJul 21, 2017

Day 1 Thursday, September 21st: Sandra Bloom, MD: CREATING, DESTROYING, AND RESTORING SANCTUARY: Trauma-Informed Care, the Crisis in Human Service Delivery Systems and the Sanctuary Model In this presentation, Dr. Sandra Bloom will describe her journey of becoming trauma-informed and the key things she and her colleagues learned from their adult survivors of childhood adversity […]

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Friends of NAFI/NFI Summer 2017 NewsletterJul 25, 2017

This edition of the Friends of NAFI/NFI will outline for readers the importance of measuring our successes through data collection and outcome reporting. It is vital to our agency growth that we regularly assess and review the impact of our services. This knowledge gives us the ability to refine and improve our programming, better serving […]