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Parent’s Rights

Because there is such a wide array of supports and services available to children and families in Chittenden County, it is easy to feel confused and overwhelmed as you explore mental health care options.  Knowing your rights as a parent or guardian will help you to navigate that world with greater ease and confidence. 

∞ You have the right to request mental healthcare for your child when you have concerns.
∞ You have the right to always be treated with dignity and respect.
∞ You have the right to be included in planning your child’s treatment.
∞ You have the right to decline unwanted services that may be offered to you or your child.
∞ You have the right to privacy and confidentiality regarding the information concerning your child and your family.
∞ You have the right to a full explanation of services that are available for your child.

∞ You have the right to be fully informed regarding treatment options and methods so that you may make informed decisions regarding your child’s treatment.

∞ You have the right to refuse to sign a release of information for any agency to which you do not wish to provide information.
∞ You have the right to request access to your child’s file and to be given a verbal explanation of your child’s assessment and assessment results.