Vermont

Through the ABCD project Vermont integrated three home visiting programs into one –Healthy Babies, Kids, and Families. The paperwork associated with assessment, referral, and monitoring was streamlined (from seven forms to one); eligibility was expanded (from 12 months to five years); and services were added to include home visiting with case management, phone consultation, targeted educational materials that highlight child development, and group education for parents and care givers.

Vermont also trained physicians, public health providers, child care providers, and government officials in developmental issues using Touchpoints (a curriculum that emphasizes the building of supportive alliances between parents and professionals around key points in the development of young children). In doing so, Vermont changed the focus of its work with families to a developmental approach, rather than a risk-based one.

Title Description Date Published Activity
Children’s Integrated Services Referral Form (Vermont Department For Children and Families) This is the referral form developed by Vermont DCF for use with the Children’s Integrated Services Program. The form is used to refer to nursing & family support, early intervention, and early childhood and family mental health services. January 2013 Care Coordination and Linkages to Services and Improving Policy
Children’s Integrated Services Program Handout (Vermont Department for Children and Families) This is a handout for families that was developed by Vermont DCF. The handout describes the purpose of the Children’s Integrated Services (CIS) Program as well as the services it provides to families. December 2012 Care Coordination and Linkages to Services and Engaging Families
Children’s Integrated Services Program Booklet (Vermont Department for Children and Families) This is a booklet put together by Vermont DCF to describe the services available to families through the Children’s Integrated Services Program (CIS). The CIS program is the name for Vermont’s approach to providing coordinated child development and family support services. December 2012

Care Coordination and Linkages to Services and Engaging Families

Healthy Babies Kids and Families, Perinatal Communication Tool

(Vermont ABCD I Project) This form was designed to promote improved care coordination between MCH coordinators, Medicaid providers, and home visiting programs–allowing for a more streamlined approach to improve access to quality services for pregnant women.

April 2007 Care Coordination and Linkages to Services
Touchpoints Implementation Survey  (Vermont ABCD I Project) This survey was used to collect data about provider and staff implementation of the Touchpoints guiding principles presented during the Touchpoints seminar. July 2003 Gauging Success: Measurement and Evaluation
Touchpoints Post-Training Assessment Form (Vermont ABCD I Project) This post-training assessment of Touchpoints for University of Vermont faculty and other trainees was designed to determine the sustainability of the Touchpoints model. July 2003 Gauging Success: Measurement and Evaluation
Evaluation Plan for Vermont’s Healthy Babies, Kids, and Families Program

(Judith Shaw, Annette Rexroad: Vermont ABCD I Project) This Evaluation Plan submitted as part of the Vermont Healthy Babies, Kids, and Families Expansion grant focuses primarily on documenting the processes by which Medicaid services are administered.

May 2002 Gauging Success: Measurement and Evaluation
Healthy Babies Kids and Families, Pediatric Communication Tool  Vermont ABCD I Project. This form was designed to promote improved care coordination between MCH coordinators, Medicaid providers, and home visiting programs–allowing for a more streamlined approach to improve access to quality services for Medicaid eligible children.  February 2002 Spreading Results

 

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