Vermont School for Girls

The Vermont School for Girls serves youth from the all regions of Vermont and offers trauma informed services thoughtfully designed to meet the varying academic, social, behavioral, and therapeutic needs of girls and individuals who are transgender, gender expansive, gender fluid and non-binary. Our program serves students ages 11 up to 21 including those with special needs and exceptionalities such as emotional disturbance, intellectual disability, hearing loss, multi-disability, other health impairment, specific learning disability, and speech or language impairment. Our programming also addresses the needs of students who are coping with symptoms of anxiety, mood disorders such as depression and bi-polar disorder, deficits of attention and hyperactivity, disordered attachment, posttraumatic stress disorder and developmental trauma; including symptoms of dissociation, and oppositional defiant and conduct disorders.

Our continuum of care allows our students to move from one level care to another in order to meet their treatment needs. The Vermont School for Girls offers three levels of care which include Enhanced Residential Treatment (ERT), Residential Treatment, and Comprehensive Assessment and Short-term Treatment (CAST).

Our ERT unit provides the intensive support and attention needed in the safety and stabilization phase of treatment. As treatment needs change and symptoms stabilize, youth can progress along the continuum of care into residential programming where they will continue to receive the support and attention needed to progress through treatment at their own pace. Our CAST (Comprehensive Assessment and Short-term Treatment) program addresses the assessment and treatment needs of youth through trauma informed practices including clinical and assessment services, educational programming, and psychiatric services.