Community-Based Programs

Wraparound Programs

Wraparound Programs utilize a planning process that follows a series of steps to help children and families realize their hopes and dreams. The wraparound process strives to ensure children and youth grow up in their homes and communities. It is a planning process that brings people together from different parts of the whole family’s life. With help from the clinical case managers, people from the family’s life work together, coordinate their activities, and blend perspectives in an effort to support the family goals. The wraparound process is implemented in a 4-stage strength based process:

  1. Engagement and team preparation
  2. Initial plan development
  3. Plan implementation
  4. Transition

The 10 Principles of the Wraparound Process:

  • Family voice and choice
  • Team based
  • Natural supports
  • Community based
  • Collaboration
  • Cultural competence
  • Individualized
  • Strength based
  • Persistence
  • Outcome based

Our wraparound programs are:


Children and Family Supports (CFS)

The Children and Family Supports Grant in Franklin & Grand Isle Counties is one of the largest in the state. CFS serves a wide variety of children and families (ages 0-18) who are involved with the Department of Children and Families (DCF). Dedicated NFI staff are fully integrated within DCF teams to provide a menu of family engagement services to support, educate and empower families in building safety within their families. We provide a variety of services to carry out this goal which includes: Baby Groups, After School Groups, Family Time Coaching, Family Safety Planning Meetings, Family Group Decision Making, Shared Parenting Meetings, Community Skills Work, Family Finding, Parent Education and Family Support.


Post Permanence Services Program

The Vermont adoption consortium is comprised of agencies and groups from around the state who have joined together for a common purpose: to support Vermont’s adoptive and guardianship families.

NFI’s Post Permanency program offers trauma informed support for families who have adopted children or who hold legal guardianship. With the goal of building healthy family relationships, services include consultation, guidance with birth parent relationships, in home parent education, support groups and referrals to community resources.


NFI Family Center: A multi-service outpatient mental health clinic

The NFI Family Center serves children, adolescents, families and adults. While the Family Center provides a wide spectrum of clinical services, the staff specializes in family therapy and the treatment of trauma, attachment disorders, adolescent issues and mood disorders. In addition to offering innovative therapeutic services, the staff provides clinical consultation, psycho-educational evaluations, and in-service trainings.  The clinical staff is trained in a variety of therapy models including Family Systems, EDMR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, and Child Parent Psychotherapy.