Posted: May 13th, 2013
Essex Junction, VT – On May 1, 2013, foster parents from around the state joined Department for Children and Families (DCF) Commissioner Dave Yacovone to witness Governor Shumlin sign a Proclamation declaring May as Foster Care Month in Vermont.
Posted: March 8th, 2013
Essex Junction, VT - The Vermont Department of Labor (DOL) has awarded $106,000 to the Department for Children and Families - Child Development Division (CDD) to help train Vermont’s child care professionals. Over 4,000 Vermonters currently work in child care, making it one of the state’s largest workforces. Having highly trained child care professionals is critical to children’s well-being as research shows a strong link between caring, skilled adults and learning.
Posted: February 6th, 2013
St. Johnsbury, VT – Cari and Ian Carlet, owners of Locally Social Coffee in St. Johnsbury, recently partnered with the Department for Children and Families, Family Services Division to promote their foster parent recruitment campaign. For the next several months, all coffee sold at Locally Social will include a sticker displaying the campaign slogan Foster Care, Keeping Local Kids Local and the phone number for the Family Services office in St. Johnsbury.
Posted: December 5th, 2012
VERMONT STATE POLICE
VERMONT DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN and FAMILIES
Waterbury, VT –Today, December 4, 2012, Department of Children and Families (DCF) and the Vermont State Police (VSP) discussed growing concerns about a series of suspicious incidents that have transpired related to suspects impersonating DCF employees. The most recent incident occurring on December 3 in Sunderland.
Posted: November 26th, 2012
On Saturday, November 10, 2012, staff at the Tanglez and Toez hair salon in Lyndonville gave haircuts a whole new meaning: community service. Their Haircuts for Local Kids fundraiser raised about $200, which they donated to the Department for Children and Families, Family Services Division to support local foster families and children.
Posted: November 26th, 2012
Two unlikely groups joined together recently in the name of community service: St. Johnsbury Academy dorm students and St. Johnsbury House residents. They call themselves the Community Services Resource Center (or CSRC).
Posted: November 16th, 2012
The Caledonia Christian School kicked off the season of giving with their 34th annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. For the past three years, the school has partnered with the Department for Children and Families (DCF) to collect food donations for local families served by the department’s Family Services Division.
Posted: September 18th, 2012
St. Johnsbury, VT — The transition back to school just got easier for foster and kinship foster families in the Northeast Kingdom thanks to the generosity of Group Resources for Alternative Christian Education (G.R.A.C.E).
Posted: April 4th, 2012
Essex, VT — At the 2012 Youth Conference held today at Johnson State College, DCF Commissioner Dave Yacovone signed a Sibling Bill of Rights — formally recognizing the value of sibling relationships and reinforcing the department’s commitment to preserving these important connections for children and youth in state care. Family Services Division Deputy Commissioner Cindy Walcott, Youth Development Committee Board President Nick Gee, State Youth Development Program Coordinator Katherine Boise, and Americorps VISTA member Quinn Lockwood also signed the bill.
Two Vermonters Achieve Top Honors in Washington D.C. for Foster Care Reform: Diane Dexter and Wanda Audette among 18 Nationwide to Receive HHS Adoption Excellence Award
Posted: September 21st, 2011
Burlington, VT--On October 12 of 2011, Vermont Adoption Chief Diane Dexter and Lund Family Center Adoption Director Wanda Audette will be among 18 individuals from across the country recognized by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with a 2011 Adoption Excellence Award. The awards will be presented at a ceremony at the Ritz Carlton Pentagon City in Arlington, VA.