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Post Permanence Family Support

 

Most adoptive and guardianship families need additional support at some point during their son or daughter's childhood.  Such needs usually change over time, as the child develops and as the family develops as a whole. The Post Permanence Support Program is able to assist families with the normative issues of adoption/guardianship as well as the more significant issues that can arise when raising a child who has experienced trauma.

Services available to families include:

  • In-home parent education
  • Consultation to treatment teams
  • Assistance with school issues
  • Referrals to community resources
  • Support groups
  • Advice with birth parent relationships
  • Large lending library

Access or learn more about Post Permanence Supports by contacting the provider in your area:

If you live in Barre, Bennington, Hartford, Morrisville or Rutland:
Contact Lynn Bessette, Easterseals
(802) 223-4744

lbessette@eastersealsvt.org

If you live in Burlington, Middlebury, Brattleboro, Springfield:
Contact Melissa Appleton, LUND
(802) 864-7467 
melissaa@lundvt.org

 
If you live in St Albans:
Contact Kriss Lococo, NFI
(802) 524-1700
kristenlococo@nafi.com
 

If you live in Newport or St Johnsbury:
Contact Karen Hack
(802) 334-6744 x 3151
khack@nkhs.net

For general questions please contact Catherine Harris at The Vermont Adoption Consortium at (802) 241-0901. If you call outside of our business hours, please leave a detailed message with your name and phone number and we will make every effort to return your call within 24 hours.