Publications and Resources

The documents listed on this page are those that are primarily used to provide guidance or to inform. If you are looking for documents relating to data, surveys or research findings, please visit our Reports & Data page.

Department-Wide Publications


  • System of Care Plan FY 2012-2014 (February 4, 2013)

  • Vermont Peer Resources Guide (March 2010) A compilation of peer support services available across Vermont to individuals dealing with their own or a family member’s or loved one’s mental health and/or substance use issues.

  • How Family Members Can Be Involved in Supported Employment Activities and How Providers Can Support Family Member Involvement in Supported Employment Activities flyer provides ways for providers and family members to support people who are engaging in Supported Employment activities.

  • Medicaid Reference Manual (January 2005) At the request of the Designated Agencies (DAs), the Department of Mental Health (DMH) has developed the Fee-For-Service Medicaid Reference Material: for Mental Health Covered Services under the State Medicaid Plan. These materials may be used as supplemental training material along with the Medicaid Fee-for-Service Procedures Manual.

  • Evidence-Based Practices, Emerging Practices, Values-Based Practices Policy Framework (June 2004)

  • Medicaid Fee-For-Service Procedures Manual - The Medicaid Fee-for-Service Procedures Manual is a combination of regulations and procedures for the fee-for-service Medicaid program for community mental health centers (CMHCs) and private non-medical institutions (PNMIs). The manual outlines definitions, requirements, and procedures for reimbursement of the different types of mental-health services.

  • The Vermont Suicide Prevention Platform (September 2005) Goals of the suicide prevention platform include reducing the rates of suicide attempts and other suicidal behaviors; preventing suicide deaths across the life span; reducing the harmful after-effects associated with suicidal behaviors and the traumatic impact of suicide on family and friends; improving mental health of Vermonters through early intervention, crisis treatment, and continuing care.

  • Listen to stories from people around the country, learn about specific conditions, separate myths from facts about mental health.


Publications by Organizational Unit


Adult Mental Health Publications

 Child, Adolescent & Family Mental Health Publications

  • Youth Suicide Prevention Platform Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young Vermonters.  This document was written as a call to action for all Vermonters -- clinicians, policy makers, community leaders, families, and individuals.  It describes the issues involved in this complex public health concern, outlines concrete goals and strategies based on the latest research findings, and lists existing resources.  Press Release 2012 
  • The CUPS Handbook This is a very long document and may take a few minutes to open. If you would like a hard copy please contact us) Finding Help for Young Children with Social-Emotional-Behavioral Challenges and Their Families: The Vermont Children's UPstream Services ( CUPS) Handbook: This document was produced under the guidance of The CUPS Learning Team to help service providers identify difficulties that children and families may be experiencing, understand significant concepts related to those difficulties, and locate relevant resources for intervention with children and families with social and emotional challenges.
  • Pathways: A Resource Guide Connecting Families with Services and Supports for Children and Adolescents Who Experience a Serious Emotional Disturbance  This document gives practical, detailed suggestions on where to find information, supports, and services. It addresses five basic questions: (1) What is serious emotional disturbance? (2) What is the impact on the family? (3) Where can I find information and support? (4) What systems provide services? (5) Who pays for what?
  • Conduct Disorder: Treatment Recommendations for Vermont Youth A mini-white paper from the State Interagency Team that explains the term “conduct disorder,” describes research findings about best practice for treatment, and provides guidelines for treatment teams.