What is GUVIST Working On?

The Early Childhood Service Delivery Integration Network (ECSDI) evolved out of the need to reduce fragmented systems of care in the early childhood sector. This fragmentation undermines the ability to deliver effective and coordinated care, which may prevent families from accessing services, perpetuating or worsening adverse outcomes. Following a Family Network Analysis project, conducted to better understand the lived experience of families with young children (less than 5 years old) accessing social services in the Upper Valley, data uncovered specific needs and issues with the system, forming the foundation for an integration aim. The partner organizations below meet regularly to develop trust within the network, and strategic tasks to improve service delivery in this sector.

GUVIST Early Childhood Service Delivery Integration Network

The provider has been understanding, she reaches out, she has been on top of things…when there are people in my corner that aren’t going to judge me I go with them.” – Parent, Upper Valley

To learn more about ECSDI, the Family Network Analysis or to join this work,
please contact Cara Baskin, GUVIST Integration Catalyst GUVISTCatalyst@gmail.com

Integration Aim:

ECSDI aims to join with organizations in the intentional development and implementation of practices to ensure that families encounter systems that are and feel respectful, helpful, accessible and easy to navigate. We aim to improve coordination of services to foster partnership with the support needed to promote healthy families.

Partner Organizations

  • Early Care and Education Association
  • Building Bright Futures
  • Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center
  • Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital
  • Monadnock United Way, Early Childhood Region 1
  • Capstone Community Action
  • WRJ Department of Health
  • Southeastern Vermont Community Action
  • South Royalton Health Care
  • Dartmouth Health
  • Waypoint Family Resource Center
  • The Family Place
  • Couch Family Foundation
  • TLC, Orange County, Springfield Parent Child Centers
  • Vital Communities