Training & Consultation

NFI is a leader in statewide training and consultation.  Each year we help social service providers, educators, and caregivers both locally and statewide, to gain the knowledge, resources, and skills necessary to serve children, youth and their families who have experienced trauma, emotional disturbances and/or intense dysregulation.

Trainings may be suited for small or large groups, in–person and/or recently developed for online meeting/conference platforms.  We provide part and full day trainings; while emphasizing an on-going consultation partnership to ensure the best implementation of new practices.

Training & Consultation Areas:

Trauma-Informed Schools 

The Trauma-Informed Schools Program is a resilience-focused consultation and training program helping schools become better equipped to address the impact of trauma and adversity and increase resilience and healing.  We provide training at all levels of a school community, from full staff in-services to individual student consultation; to help meet the needs of students with social and emotional challenges.

Attachment, Regulation, Competency (ARC) 

The ARC Framework is a flexible, components-based intervention developed for children and adolescents who have experienced complex trauma, along with their caregiving systems.  NFI provides training to utilize the ARC Framework as an individual level clinical intervention, in treatment settings for youth and families, and as an organizational framework to support trauma informed care.


NFI provides help to community providers to establish the principles of Wraparound and the Wraparound philosophy into their services.

Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) 

NFI is a Phase II certified agency in the ChildTrauma Academy NMT approach.  We use this knowledge in applying the NMT metric in clinical practice, and also as a foundation of our developmental trauma training. More information can be found at

Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) 

CPP is an evidenced based intervention model for children aged birth to six who have experienced traumatic events and/or are experiencing mental health, attachment, and/or behavioral problems.

NFI is part of the UVM Placement Stability Project’s Trauma-informed Practice training.  NFI Family Center staff Dave Melnick, Tina Bleau, and Pete Cudney each has contributed to the learning modules that are available online for free.  A link to the entire course is at  For more information about all services at the NFI Family Center go to

RPC + TIPS for Tuning IN 

A trauma-informed workshop for foster, adoptive, and kin caregivers.

BPC Parenting Class  

A trauma-informed workshop for parents who have been (or at risk of) being involved with the child welfare system.


Additional Training/Consultation Topics:


   Family Systems Therapy

   Vicarious impact of trauma on caregivers, teachers and childcare 

   Impact pf trauma in early childhood setting

   Supervision for Licensure 

Community Conferences

NFI is committed to bringing local, national, and international mental health experts to Vermont.  NFI hosts community day-long learning opportunities with these skilled presenters.  Such presenters have included Bruce Perry, Bessel van der Kolk, Dan Siegel, Alice Lieberman, and Ken Hardy.

If you would like to be informed of upcoming conferences, workshops, and trainings join our mailing list.  Send an email to or call (802) 951-0450 x1101