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Introduction. The Sara Holbrook Community Center (SHCC) offers an after school program for 36 elementary students from the diverse North End neighborhood of Burlington. In recent years, disrespectful behavior and bullying have become a growing problem in the program. Through administering a needs assessment to the staff at Sara Holbrook, we examined the strengths and challenges facing the program and devised potential recommendations to address staff-identified issues.


Stephen Contompassis, MD, University of Vermont College of Medicine

Jenny Kounta, Sara Holbrook Community Center


Sara Holbrook Community Center


Early and Middle Childhood, Educational and Community-Based Programs, Health Communication and Health Information Technology, Injury and Violence Prevention, Mental Health and Mental Disorders, Social Determinants of Health

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The Sara Holbrook Community Center: A Needs Assessment