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 Sober
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 QuestionnairePDF document
    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

This report was completed in 2012 by the Vermont Center for Justice Research, Northfield, Vermont. 
The Rapid Referral Program is a partnership between Spectrum Youth & Family Services and the Chittenden District Court.  The purpose of this partnership is to increase access to mental health and substance abuse assessment services for individuals involved in the criminal justice system whose charge(s) are related to substance use.  The main objective of the Program is to provide judges with a mechanism at arraignment to rapidly refer defendants to Spectrum Youth Services for substance abuse screening and treatment rather than delaying services until the case is disposed by the court.
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