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Help NFI Vermont’s Allenbrook program win $10,000 from the Red Sox Foundation!
June 10, 2020

The Red Sox Foundation named NFI Vermont’s Allenbrook program as one of the five finalists in Vermont eligible to win the $10,000 IMPACT Award grant this year! The IMPACT Awards provide Red Sox fans in the surrounding New England states with the opportunity to support their favorite nonprofits by casting a vote. Organizations with the most votes will win […]

Youth Prevention Leaders at Work!
August 13, 2019

Youth Prevention Leaders at Work! – Emily Hecker, Burlington Partnership for a Healthy Community Communications Coordinator Above the Influence Burlington (on insta @ATI.BTV) and BE Above youth are leading the way to a healthier community. We wanted to highlight some of their recent accomplishments. The Vermont Department of Health and the Agency of Education recognized […]

Brattleboro Community Alternatives Program and DBT House Undertakings
July 2, 2019

As the Brattleboro Community Alternatives Program (BCAP) and the DBT House are moving into the summer two new undertakings have started. Given the work our programs do with children to improve their futures, and all the news concerning the impact of climate change a group of interested staff volunteered to form a “Green Group”.  Their […]

Cornerstone Reads to Win!
February 25, 2019

The Cornerstone School has been focused on reading improvement to ensure that students have access to all academic areas and to develop lifelong learning opportunities. The students participate in highly structured and individualized reading instruction every day. The work has resulted in increased reading skills and enjoyment in reading for pleasure. The Cornerstone Faculty recently […]

Academic Tools for Our Children’s Toolbox
January 15, 2019

Students at Turning Points work hard, every day, on their social, emotional skills.  They are consistently developing new “tools for their tool box” in preparation for returning to their sending schools.  Children that come to Turning Points often present with gaps in their education.  Many students have not been accessible to their education for multiple […]

NFI St. Albans Office: How We Give During the Holidays
November 30, 2018

As the temperatures slowly change and the days get shorter and the light takes a break, many people begin to find life a bit more difficult. Some of our community members and the families we work with reach out to others in a time of need. The NFI St. Albans office has three programs which […]

Facing Fears and Working Together in Brattleboro
October 30, 2018

As NFI South transitions from summer to fall, two events stand out as representing our desire to help clients discover their potential, and to further integrate the NFI South programs. In our Brattleboro Community Alternatives Program (BCAP) a child who we worked with for some time, and who will be moving on from our program […]

Conferences: Save the Date!
September 17, 2018

It is with great pleasure we bring you the following presenters!  Please save the following dates for our upcoming conferences. As we release information and open registration for our upcoming conferences, will will post information and links to register on the Conference page of the NFI Vermont Family Center website. Kenneth V. Hardy, PhD, is […]

The Latest from Burlington Partnership for a Healthy Community
July 31, 2018

Spring and summer have been a busy time for Burlington Partnership for a Healthy Community (BPHC). Here’s a snapshot of what we’ve been up to: Honoring the Roots of Prevention In April we hosted our annual Roots of Prevention Award Celebration and celebrated our 10th year as a coalition. Over one hundred people gathered at […]

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,* 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 Fall 2019 Newsletter

Friends of NAFI/NFI Newsletter – Fall 2019 This edition of the newsletter focuses on employee recruitment and retention. Check it out by clicking the link above!

NFI Massachusetts Announces New Executive Director

NFI Massachusetts Appoints Lydia Todd as Executive Director DANVERS, MA, – Today, Lydia Todd, a resident of Peabody and a Newton Native, was appointed as executive director for NFI Massachusetts, Inc., after more than 30 years of professional work in human services and criminal justice. Lydia is replacing Steven Hahn who served as the agency’s […]

NAFI/NFI 2018 Annual Report

  NAFI 2018 Annual Report Welcome to North American Family Institute’s 2018 Annual Report. Please click on the link above to read the report in its entirety.

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 ›