Parents & Caregivers

Parents & Caregivers

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Parents and caregivers keep Vermonters of all ages healthy and safe. Find more information for people who care for the health of others.

Information for You

Asthma-friendly schools are ones that take a few easy steps to create environments that help students with asthma to grow, learn, and succeed, and prevent asthma attacks and missed school days.

Suicide touches the lives of many Vermonters. Our intentional self-harm and death by suicide rates are significantly higher than the United States rates. Find help, learn about warning, signs, risk and protective factors. Read about what Vermont is doing to prevent suicide.

 

Help Me Grow Vermont is a system model for improving access to existing resources and services for expectant parents and families with young children through age eight. Help Me Grow promotes the healthy development of children by supporting families, providers and communities to identify vulnerable children and link families to community-based programs and services.

Becoming an asthma-friendly school is simple to do and benefits all students and staff—especially those who have been diagnosed with asthma.

Asthma treatment for a child or an adult will depend on the severity of their disease. The goal of treatment is to control the disease and prevent asthma attacks. An individualized asthma action plan is critical. 

Act now to prepare for any emergency – flooding, an ice storm, power outage, flu pandemic or disease outbreak. You may need to evacuate or stay where you are to keep safe.

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