Child and Family Services

The mission of the Child & Family Program at the Clara Martin Center is to provide high quality, comprehensive, and integrated prevention and community based services to children and their families. Our team fosters resilience, inspires change, helps families recover from difficult events and promotes healthy family systems. The Child and Family Program operates with the understanding that children and adolescents live within families and communities. Prevention and treatment is planned in collaboration with families and appropriate community members/professionals. All services are intended to enhance the functioning of the family system. Our services are part of a comprehensive and coordinated array of community resources intended to form a “wrap around” safety net of support for every family in need in our region of Vermont. Each “wrap around” is designed to meet the unique needs of the child and their family.
    
Objectives

  • The Child and Family Program operates with the understanding that children and adolescents live in families and in communities.
  • Prevention and treatment is planned in collaboration with families and appropriate community members and provided to the family.
  • All services are intended to enhance the functioning of the family system.
  • Our services are part of a comprehensive and coordinated array of community resources intended to form a “wrap-around” safety net of support for every family in need in our region of Vermont.

    
Evidence Based Practice Treatment

  • Attachment Therapy
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Trauma Informed (ARC - Attachment, Regulation and Competency)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Co Occurring treatment
  • Resiliency model
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis (schools)
  • Seeking Safety


The Child and Family Program provides these services from our Randolph, Chelsea and Bradford sites. Clinical and school-based (school year) services as well as respite and social support services are available on a regular basis. Emergency services are available seven (7) days per week, 24 hours a day.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Adolescents ages 13-18 can be seen once at the Clara Martin Center without the consent of a guardian.
  • Adolescents ages 13-18 can be seen a maximum of three times in order to resolve a crisis without the consent of a guardian.
  • All other treatment of minors requires the consent of a guardian.
  • Children and adolescents needing services for a developmental disability are referred to Upper Valley Services, the local provider for these services.