Members of Manchester's ACERT team go over their nightly caseload at Manchester police station before heading out to visit families. From left are Katie Parent from YWCA New Hampshire, Wanda Castillo from Manchester Community Health Center and Detective Michael Valenti. (Union Leader photo)

Members of Manchester's ACERT team go over their nightly caseload at Manchester police station before heading out to visit families. From left are Katie Parent from YWCA New Hampshire, Wanda Castillo from Manchester Community Health Center and Detective Michael Valenti. (Union Leader photo)

Beyond the stigma: hub-and-spoke lessons from Vermont

During October, "Solutions Journalism" series explored "hub-and-spoke" lessons from neighboring Vermont, how Manchester's ACERT team is helping children who have been exposed to trauma, and more

“Beyond The Stigma” is a year-long series sponsored by the New Hampshire Solutions Journalism Lab at the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications and funded by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, the New Hampshire chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and private individuals.

Issues explored during October included:

After New Hampshire announced a “hub-and-spoke” system of care for people with opioid addictions, the series explored lessons that could be learned from neighboring Vermont, which has successfully employed the “hub-and-spoke” system for five years.

The series put a spotlight on the Raymond Coalition for Youth’s 6th annual Prevention Summit, where teens urged more resources for prevention efforts; and reported on how Manchester’s Adverse Childhood Experiences Response Team would use $800,000 in federal grant dollars to help children who have been exposed to trauma; and more.

Read the full series here.