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Post Permanency Family Support


Families formed by adoption or guardianship may need support and those needs usually change over time as children and families grow and change.   Post Permanency Services address the normal issues adoptive and guardianship families face as well as more significant issues that can arise when raising a child who has experienced a traumatic start in life. 

To listen to a post permanency worker explain these services click here!

Supports offered include:

¨ In-home adjusted parent education, identifying strengths and challenges and developing plans that foster growth

¨ Consultation to treatment teams and advocacy, providing education supports within schools and collaborating with treatment teams

¨ Referrals to community resources

¨ General adoption/guardianship information

¨ Kinship placement support

These services are provided by a Post Permanency Service Provider meeting with the family and working with them to assess and determine what services are needed.  Together a plan will be made and goals set for these services.  To support the family in meeting their goals the Post Permanency provider will be meeting with the family monthly in their home as well as attending any meetings that the family identifies—such as treatment team meetings and school meetings.

To download the brochure click here!

Access or learn more about Post Permanency Supports by contacting the provider in your area:

If you live in the Barre, Bennington, Hartford, Morrisville, Rutland or St. Johnsbury AHS District:
Contact Ann Wheeler, Easter Seals
(603) 381-0680


If you live in the Burlington, Middlebury, Brattleboro, Newport or Springfield AHS District:
Contact Melissa Appleton, LUND
(802) 864-7467 


If you live in the St Albans AHS District:
Contact John Allen, NFI
(802) 524-1700


For general questions please contact Naiomi Malay at The Vermont Consortium at (802) 241-0901. If you call outside of our business hours, please leave a detailed message with your name and phone number and we will make every effort to return your call within 24 hours.



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