Many youths who are in a behavioral or mental health crisis end up in Hospital Emergency Departments

In reviewing available data, United Counseling Service (UCS), the state’s designated agency for Bennington County, and the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) discovered that in the fourth quarter of 2018, 294 child and adolescent crisis assessments were completed in the SVMC Emergency Department. Tragically, 82% of all children and adolescents who presented in the ED in a crisis were discharged home without a treatment plan with the average length of stay being 20 hours.

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Reducing suicide deaths takes a community

Both nationally and regionally, most people who have died by suicide have not sought help from a mental health provider in the months leading up to their death, but nearly half had seen a primary care provider within a month of their passing.

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VCP 2020 Legislative Agenda

Legislative Agenda for 2020 - Working Draft 1 Maintaining our Commitment to Vermonters Designated and Specialized Service Agencies (DA/SSAs) are nonprofit community-based agencies doing the work of the state to meet mental health developmental disability and substance...

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VCP Quality Director Cath Burns Honored with Statewide Award

Vermont Care Partners’ Quality Director Cath Burns Ed Sbardellati Award a Feature of Vermont’s Annual Success Beyond Six Behavior Intervention Conference Congratulations to our colleague, Cath Burns, for receiving the Ed Sbardellati Award for Excellence and Innovation...

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Ripple Effect Screenings

Multiple Agencies will be screening "Suicide: The Ripple Effect" “Suicide: The Ripple Effect” is a feature length documentary film and MOVEMENT,  focusing on the devastating effects of suicide and the tremendous positive ripple effects of advocacy, inspiration and...

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Staff Make all the Difference in Human Services

Our staff are the heart of Vermont Care Partners’ network agencies - they provide support, treatment, and care to Vermonters -- in some cases, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Their dedication to the mission of the network and the people we support is unparalleled....

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