Adolescent and Young Adult
Treatment Provider Resources
Vermont Youth Treatment Enhancement Program
The Vermont Youth Treatment Enhancement Program seeks to improve treatment for adolescents (age 12-17) and transitional-aged youth (age 18-24) through training in two evidence-based programs. Using client-centered, developmentally matched treatment models, clinicians will gain improved skills in working with teens and young adults to address problems related to substance abuse.
Helping Others Live
The mission of the “Helping Others” Research Project is to improve the quality of life for youth, families, and communities by providing a continuum of scientific information, education, and personal experiences on the role of service in addiction recovery.
- Service to Others in Sobriety
The theory of Service to Others in Sobriety is related to the benefit of adolescents helping others and thereby sustaining their own sobriety. This validated tool for providers helps adolescents evaluate how much they are engaged in helping others.
Spectrum Youth & Family Services
- Nearly all Program participants were under 24 years of age (median age was approximately 21). Nearly 65% of referrals involved cases where the most serious charge was a substance abuse related charge.
- An analysis of the Vermont criminal records for the 171 subjects who participated in the Program shows that only 32 of the 171 subjects (18.7%) who completed the Program were reconvicted of some type of crime during the study period (2008-2011).
- Approximately 96% of reconvictions were for misdemeanors. The most common reconvictions for Program recidivists included violation of probation, motor vehicle charges, DUI, and unlawful mischief.