Children’s Integrated Services (CIS) is the name given to Vermont’s approach to providing coordinated child development and family support services. These services include:
Provides prenatal & postpartum support to women and families with children birth to age 6 with focus on: health promotion, prevention, and well-being; support and education during pregnancy, childbirth, parenting and role transitions; nutritional and breastfeeding support; child growth and development; safe and healthy environments; and assisting families to connect with high quality health care and support services in their community.
CIS Family Support
Provides prenatal & postpartum support to women and families with children birth to age 6 with focus on: identification of family strengths and needs; role modeling and mentoring aimed at successful development of life skills to help achieve health, education, economic, personal and parenting goals; anticipatory guidance and healthy child development; and assistance with access to community supports and services.
Strong Families Nurse Home Visiting Program
A nationally recognized home visiting program focused on partnering with first time mothers, ideally by the 16th week of pregnancy (no later than 28 weeks). In collaboration with the Visiting Nurse Association of Vermont and New Hampshire, Strong Families provides supports to mothers with a focus on: preventative health & prenatal practices, life coaching, health and development education and care for both mother and child up to child’s second birthday.
Early Childhood and Family Mental Health, CIS-ECFMH
In collaboration with Health Care and Rehabilitation Services (HCRS), ECFMH provides education to families with children ages birth to six to support their children’s social-emotional development. Consultation and case management services are provided to families with children who have challenging behaviors. Services are also available to support childcare providers and early education programs.
Early Intervention, CIS-EI
Provides a collaborative system of early Intervention services for children from birth to three years of age who have a developmental delay or a diagnosed condition that has a high probability of resulting in a developmental delay, and their families. It is a family support and child development program with services that take place in inclusive, natural settings including home and early care and education environments. In addition to developmental education, a variety of services including speech and language therapy, physical therapy and nutrition services, etc. can be available as determined by a comprehensive, multidisciplinary and family-centered evaluation process.
Specialized Child Care Services (SCC)
SCC provides a continuum of services and supports to children and families with identified specialized needs, as well as early childhood/child care providers who provide services to these children and families. SCC is intended to increase access to and enhance children’s success in high quality child development programs. SCC may be provided directly to families, child care providers, or through consultation with service providers.
To make a referral or if you have any questions, please contact Alison Wheeler, CIS Coordinator:
Phone: (802) 257-2101 x 314
Fax: (802) 258-2413