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White River Wraparound-Elevators, etc.
May 29, 2018

In the spring of 2017, I found myself riding up and down an elevator with unique assortments of toys, furniture, books, and office supplies. It was one of those rare slow-going, open-faced elevators, and it required not only a key, but asked that you hold down a button for the duration of your journey. To […]

Diamond in the Rough: A New Teacher’s Perspective on East Meadow School
May 8, 2018

Just over a year ago now I strolled into the then-under-construction front of office of East Meadow School, a squat, unassuming building in Morrisville wedged between a strip mall and an industrial park, to attend my first interview as a teacher of English and Social Studies. Despite my trepidation- and the distinct impression that I […]

It’s All in the Family in St. Johnsbury
April 16, 2018

For many years, the Arlington and Cornerstone Schools existed separately – less than a mile apart. The students never mixed with each other and the staff only rarely during special trainings. Program Directors Michelle Fox – Arlington, and Jeanne Graham – Cornerstone, began to wonder why the schools didn’t share resources and support each other […]

NFI Vermont Opens Second Hospital Diversion Program
February 26, 2018

Northeastern Family Institute of Vermont is excited to announce the upcoming opening of the Hospital Diversion Program South which will be located in Brattleboro, Vermont. Northeastern Family Institute will be working in collaboration with Health Care and Rehabilitation Services in order to provide a much needed alternative to psychiatric hospitalization in Brattleboro, Vermont. The Hospital […]

Turning Points – Second Annual Year of Giving
February 13, 2018

Since Turning Points began, the staff would try to make the holidays a joyous time for children. Each year students would create a wish list of a few items they would like and staff would pick a name and shop for that student. Students would receive their gift at our holiday party. Staff did a […]

Beginning a Partnership with Green Mountain Foster Bikes
October 24, 2017

Community Based Services (CBS) and the Diagnostic and Assessment Program (DAP) Staff of NFI Vermont are excited to team up with Tim and Tanya from Green Mountain Foster Bikes, a volunteer run non-profit program that refurbishes bicycles and donates them to kids in foster care. Green Mountain Foster Bikes, the brainchild of Tim Matthewson of […]

Ethics Training, December 8th 2017
October 19, 2017

Legal and Ethical Challenges Facing Clinicians Friday, December 8th, 2017 Whit Smith’s presentation will cover recent legislation impacting clinicians, managing high risk situations, involvement of clinicians in the legal system, unprofessional conduct, and decisional authority in situations involving minors including youths in state custody. Registration Fee: $60.00 *Contact Kaitlyn Moore for group rates, KaitlynMoore@nafi.com* Register […]

Save the Date: NFI Vermont September Conference
July 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 […]

Corporate News

Friends of NAFI/NFI Summer 2017 Newsletter

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 […]

Our Perspective: NAFI New York – Where Collaboration is Key

The relatively small, but mighty NAFI NY Region has made the use of collaboration a key element both in its program design and as a strategy for growth and development. The result has been a growth in programming as well as support and recognition from our partners in the region. First, from the program design […]

NAFI Celebrates 40 Years

This year, NAFI is celebrating its 40th birthday – 40 years of remarkable service to our fellow men, women and children that began humbly, but with great hope, in a garage in Marblehead, Massachusetts 40 years ago. Download the NAFI 40th Anniversary Commemorative Booklet: Looking Back and Looking Ahead ›