All parents care about their baby’s safety. Learn more about resources to help parents and care givers put babies to sleep safely.
The Health Department works with law enforcement, health care, youth-serving organizations, schools and communities to reduce risks that contribute to addiction while promoting healthy lifestyles.
We partner with the Department for Children and Families Child Development Division to deliver a comprehensive system of voluntary home visiting in Vermont. While there can be some variation regarding eligibility or length of service, all home visiting includes trained professionals – nurses, social workers, child development specialists and more – who meet regularly with expectant parents or caregivers with young children in their homes. Home visitors partner with parents and caregivers to tailor services and resources to best meet the unique needs of each family.
Supporting strong family connections has helped to reduce alcohol and marijuana use among youth in Vermont. Family programs promote healthy family relationships and strengthen parenting skills to help prevent and address youth alcohol or other drug use.