Family Support


As of 9/1/23, Centerpoint Adolescent Treatment Services, including Centerpoint School and Centerpoint Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services, is closed.
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The information below, and throughout this website,
is for archival purposes only.


At Centerpoint, we work with many parents and caregivers who are facing their own difficulties as they try to raise their teens. We meet with parents who feel alone, at a loss, not sure where to turn or what to do.

Through our Parenting, Care Giver, and Family Support Services, we recognize that a teen’s challenges affect the whole family. We also recognize that when parents and families struggle, the children and teens within the family may be the most affected.

And in our work with young people, we see some of the greatest success when we are able to assist and support the whole family.

  • Family Consultation is available for parents, caregivers, and family members to enhance developmentally-matched parenting skills and strategies, to support adolescents and family health and wellness, and to have a space to connect, share, learn, and grow.
  • Parenting, Care Giver, and Family Support helps to increase parent confidence during the difficult times and decrease the stress and anxiety experienced by many parents. This is available individually and in group with others. Through Centerpoint’s highly popular Parent Support Groups, parents experience a ‘support network’ that builds connections and reduces the sense of isolation felt by so many.
  • Centerpoint’s Family Therapy is a solution-oriented approach to helping whole families overcome obstacles, build new skills, address underlying issues, and take the steps toward improved family functioning and well-being.
  • Parent Information Nights and Special Programs include speaker nights, self-care events, Trimester Fairs, Transition Ceremonies, and consultation services for community groups and parent associations.

Centerpoint’s parent group services are designed for parents who are struggling with their teen and for parents who are just trying to be  successful at ‘one of the hardest jobs:’

⇒ Parent Support Group (Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:30): A long-standing and popular group providing strategies and support for caregivers struggling with a young person’s persistent substance use or addiction.  Group participants include those with teens in treatment, those who appreciate the continued support beyond their teen’s treatment completion, and those with teens who are not yet able or willing to make changes in their lives.

⇒ Parenting Circle (Tuesdays, 5:15 – 6:15): For those parenting latency age and younger teens…

⇒  Grandparenting Connections (Wednesdays, 3:30-5:00): For grandparents and others parenting their grandkids…

⇒  ParentIn Meet-Ups (Schedules vary): In conjunction with the Burlington Partnership for A Healthy Community, ParentIn support and skills groups assist parents in the Burlington and Winooski communities to prepare for the needs and challenges of raising healthy, substance free middle and high school students. This developmentally matched model includes parent peer cohorts, Affinity Groups, and Parent Meet-Ups along with ongoing support to reinforce application of new skills and strategies.

For more information about the models and impacts of our support for parents, families, and caregivers, click here.

If your family is in need of assistance, or if you would like to learn more about Centerpoint’s supports for parents, caregivers, and families, call 488-7711 or share your request by clicking on

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