At the University of Vermont, we have developed an in-depth understanding of the unique challenges faced by those who provide services to transition-age youth (TAY).

The science is clear: young people can build healthy brains. We’ve created these non-credit, fully-online courses to share evidence-based approaches that will help professionals and educators improve the academic and health outcomes of your patients, clients, or students.

Through years of clinical work and research, we have created family-based approaches and other tools to help you guide TAY toward better physical and mental health. We can help you develop the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively support the youth in your care, and ensure their health and safety.

“70% of teens say that anxiety and depression are a major problem among people their age in the community where they live.”
Pew Research Center

Courses are developed by a highly experienced faculty team, the members of which are all currently serving as practitioners, researchers, and educators in the field.

Their association with the research and initiatives of the Vermont Center for Children, Youth, and Families, combined with their deep commitment to education, applied research, and counseling using the Vermont Family-Based Approach, have helped them design courses that are actionable, accessible, and cemented in the latest research.

Upon completion of the courses, you should be able to apply the knowledge, skills, and perspective of building healthy brains using modern neuroscience to improve the academic and health outcomes of your students, clients, or patients