Resources for Parents

ParentUp Vermont

ParentUp prepares you to guide your child as they navigate challenges including alcohol, marijuana, nicotine and other drug use, as well as mental health. You are your child's #1 influence. ParentUp helps you be the best influence possible. For information on how to talk to your kids about substances, including tips and resources, visit ParentUp Vermont

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

The mission of Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is to reduce substance use among adolescents by supporting families and engaging with teens.

YouTube video series for parents: How to Talk With Your Kids About Drugs

Call for information: 1-855-DRUGFREE or visit Partnership for Drug Free Kids

SAMHSA "Talk. They Hear You." App

The app features an interactive simulation that helps you learn the do's and don'ts of talking to kids about underage drinking. Download the App

Substance Abuse Treatment Centers

These approved Vermont substance abuse treatment programs may also offer educational materials and presentations, crisis services, or employee assistance programs.

Find a treatment center near you

Vermont 2-1-1

Vermont 2-1-1 is a free, confidential service. You can call Vermont 2-1-1 to find out about hundreds of important community resources, like drug and alcohol programs, emergency food and shelter, disability services, counseling, senior services, healthcare, child care, legal assistance, transportation needs, educational and volunteer opportunities, and much more. Vermont 2-1-1 can also help you find a collection site for local prescription drug take-back programs that provide a safe way to dispose of medications. Learn more about Vermont 2-1-1

Vermont Department of Mental Health 

As the state’s mental health agency, the Department of Mental Health focuses on ensuring access to effective prevention, early intervention, and mental health treatment and support to all Vermonters.

Call for information: 802-828-3824 or visit Vermont Dept. of Mental Health

Get a list of mental health agencies, including those with 24-hour emergency lines

Vermont Suicide Prevention Center

A statewide resource for suicide prevention, the center provides suicide prevention hotlines and screening tools as well as school, community, and professional resources.

Call for information: 802-254-6590 or visit Vermont Suicide Prevention Center

Outright Vermont

The Mission of Outright is to build safe, healthy, and supportive environments for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth (ages 13-22). Outright is a youth center and statewide advocacy organization that provides education and outreach, youth programming, and resources to youth and their parents.

Call for information: 802-865-9677 or visit Outright Vermont

Spectrum Youth & Family Services

Spectrum's mission is to empower teenagers, young adults, and their families to make and sustain positive changes through prevention, intervention, and life skills services.

Call for information: 802-864-7423 or visit Spectrum Youth & Family Services