Vermont Center for Children, Youth and Families

Welcome to a new format to assist Vermont primary care clinicians and the general community to access new and quality information to help improve child mental health assessment and treatment.  We know the problem all too well:  emotional and behavioral problems are extremely common, affecting at least 1 in 5 children.  Vermont like every other […]

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Baby Steps to Exercise

  by Eliza Pillard, LiCSW We all know by now that exercise improves mental health and physical wellness, yet how many times have we told ourselves “I will start exercising regularly tomorrow”, then, inevitably tomorrow comes and there just isn’t enough time or you are not feeling 100% so decide to wait. A great strategy, […]

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Prescribing Exercise

By Eliza Pillard, LiCSW One of the most important components to our Family Based Treatment Approach to child psychiatric issues here at the VCCYF is to “prescribe” our patients engagement in physical activity. Often this takes the form of recommending that a child be enrolled in a team sport, ideally every season.  For some families […]

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