The Vermont Center for Children, Youth, and Families (VCCYF) is committed to three main efforts:
(1) Providing child and family based health care with an emphasis on promoting emotional behavioral wellbeing, preventing the development of new problems, and intervening in an evidence-based, family focused manner.
(2) Training the next generation of providers in the Vermont Family Based Approach (VFBA). VCCYF clinicians and staff train professionals from other disciplines in the VFBA including: general psychiatry residents, pediatric residents (through a novel 'buddy program' that teams senior pediatric residents with VCCYF Fellows), medical students, and other graduate students including social work students and nurse practitioners.
(3) Engaging in Quality Improvement (QI) and conducting research to guide us in both our clinical efforts and training goals.
VCCYF clinicians and staff work in collaboration with VCHIP and the Vermont Department of Health (VDH) on a range of QI initiatives and other initiatives to support pediatric primary care clinicians and behavioral/mental health clinicians throughout the state.