For Parents

“Strong communities lead to strong families,”
Craig Jacques, parent.


Parents and caregivers are the most important people in a child’s life. You nurture, guide, inspire and protect. It’s a truly beautiful thing. While it can be extremely overwhelming, you are not alone.  The “For Parents” section provides caregivers and parents tips, tools, resources and support. We also offer regular workshops, trainings and webinars (web trainings). To get connected, contact our Family Outreach Coordinator, Deb Witkus at 802.463.9927 x 212.

Positive Parenting
Concrete tips and skills for parents and caregivers to try out at home. Take it from the doc, you don’t need to be a “mad scientist” in order to parent. Positive parenting is prevention!

Safe Parties
Providing a safe, alcohol-free space for our teens is something we can all share. The Safe Parties campaign is designed to encourage parents to be the parent and not the bartender. 

Tips & Tools
User-friendly resources and every-day tools for connecting with and raising your child.

Local, state and national support options for parents and caregivers. Everything from opportunities to talk and connect with others to counseling and crisis support.

Classes, trainings and workshops. Providing both in person as well as web-based education and skill development.