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 Services Administration (SAMHSA), and is contracted by Vermont Care Partners/Vermont Care Network. Visit the Vermont Care Partners site for more info! The AWARE Vermont / Youth Mental Health First Aid project will:

    • Increase the mental health literacy of community members and professionals serving youth
    • Reduce mental health stigma
    • Support the early identification and referral of youth experiencing mental illness

VCPI is facilitating the data and evaluation of this initiative

Click here for the AWARE Vermont Info Sheet to learn more!

Why Data Matters

The AWARE Vermont YMHFA initiative is being implemented to achieve a wider community impact by training a diverse group of adults, who in turn, will reach a broader spectrum of adolescents and transition aged youth within our Vermont communities. By training an increased number of YMHFA First Aiders, our communities can move toward wide-scale knowledge of behavioral health issues that affect youth and become more effective in addressing their needs and referring for support and services.

Within a performance improvement framework the goal of the AWARE Vermont effort is to create “improvement”. In order to measure this “improvement” in diverse systems we will need to develop simple ways to measure our current baseline. The data and evaluation of this work is critical to identify and measure the outcomes we are hoping to achieve. The key question that our data and evaluation efforts will help us answer is how we will know when we have achieved success through our efforts.

Data Tools and Strategies

      • Informed Consent Form
      • Course Evaluation
      • Youth Mental Health First Aid Baseline Survey (Pre) Taken at beginning of training
      • Youth Mental Health First Aid Follow up Survey (Post) Email follow-up
      • Youth Surveys
      • Community Surveys
      • Participating Member Agency Data


Interested in attending a YMHFA Training? Contact your local coordinator.

Statewide Local YMHFA Coordinator Contact List by Designated Mental Health Agency:


Northeast Kingdom Human Services

Janet Hussey Monette

2225 Portland Street (P.O. Box 368)

St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

802-334-6744 ext 2135

802-748-3181 x 1164


Lamoille County Mental Health Services

Chris Glowac

72 Harrel Street

Morrisville, VT 05661

888- 5026 Ext. 171


Health Care and Rehabilitation Services of Southeastern VT

Jack Heddon

390 River Street

Springfield, VT 05156

802-886-4567 ext 2299



Howard Center

Kristen Rajewski

1138 Pine Street

Burlington, VT 05401

802-488-6000 ext. 6726


Northwestern Counseling and Support Services

Holly Reed

130 Fisher Pond Rd

St. Albans, VT 05478



Clara Martin Center

Christie Everett

11 Main St.

Randolph VT 05060

802-728-4466 ext 563


Washington County Mental Health Services

Kirk Postlewaite

885 South Barre Rd

South Barre VT, 05670

802-229-1399 ext 702

AWARE Vermont Data Info Sheet