Inspiring hope, wellness, resilience and recovery for Vermonters experiencing mental health and substance use conditions

Who we are

We are a statewide membership cooperative, representing mental health and substance abuse providers, state agencies, hospitals, professional associations, peers, families and more working to support practice improvement and workforce development in the Vermont system of care

What we do

We provide training, education and more: coaching and consultation, learning communities and other clinical resources, pilot projects, project management and evaluation, to help agencies, programs and individuals implement and improve practice to help the people they serve

 

Featured Projects & Pilots

Culture of Wellness Initiative

Culture of Wellness: Promoting Smoking Cessation and Wellness Initiative - NEW! An initiative of the Vermont Department of Mental Health. Project Introduction Vermont community mental…

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AWARE Vermont – Vermont Care Partners & VCPI

AWARE Vermont - Youth Mental Health First Aid -  AWARE-VT The AWARE-VT is 100% funded through a grant from the Substance Abuse & Mental Health…

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Core Orientation & Clinical Skills for Direct Care Staff

Core Orientation for Direct Care Staff The goal of the Vermont Cooperative for Practice Improvement is to develop core orientation and competency materials for direct…

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Collaborative Networks Approach (CNA)

VCPI is excited to announce the Vermont Training in Collaborative Networks Approach (CNA) Training Program! Collaborative Networks Approach (CNA) is a person-centered, recovery-oriented approach to treatment…

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Vermont Care Partners (VCP) Results Based Accountability Pilot

VCPI is partnering with VCP to support Designated Agencies in implementing RBA to support investment in the RBA Software through establishing a training pilot and collaborative…

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Co-Occurring Competency E-Learning Community Project

Co-Occurring Competency E-Learning Community Project This is an exciting initiative and we are engaged in Phase 2 of the project (August 2017 - February, 2018), which is aimed at helping…

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Promoting Recovery: Young Adult First Episode Psychosis Initiative

The Vermont Department of Mental Health is partnering with VCPI and consultants to launch a multi-year initiative to adopt evidence-based interventions and treatment approaches for…

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Vermont Family Based Approach (VFBA)

VCPI will be partnering with the Children Adolescent and Family Unit (CAFU) of DMH and Dr. James Hudziak of the Vermont Center for Children Youth…

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Team Two Project

The philosophy behind Team Two training is one of collaboration, information sharing and resource management for law enforcement and mental health crisis teams when responding…

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DBT Institute & Learning Community

VCPI facilitated an 8-day intensive DBT Training Institute to over 30 participants from 7 agencies statewide in 2014. In an effort to sustain the implementation…

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Six Core Strategies Initiative and Learning Community

VCPI is leading a major practice improvement initiative aimed at reducing Emergency Intervention Procedures (EIP) – such as seclusion and restraint - in Vermont hospitals,…

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News & Blog

DBT Institute for 2019 is coming!

News flash! VCPI is excited to announce the next round for the DBT Institute. And even more to be excited about-- Training is being offered…

Northern Vermont University advances mental health and addiction counseling initiatives in Vermont and beyond

News Release -- Northern Vermont University August 27, 2018  JOHNSON, VERMONT — Two new programs put Northern Vermont University at the forefront of mental health…

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