Our group homes, located in neighborhoods in local communities, allow adolescents who have previously received psychiatric services in residential, hospital or community settings to learn about living together in a family-like setting and become responsible adults who contribute to their communities. Individual, group and family therapy’s are offered to address personal and social issues, life skills management, healthy sexuality/relationships, and to encourage their ability to lead healthy, productive lives.
The children we serve:
- Adolescent females between the ages of 14 – 18, up to 20 with an active IEP
- Children who have experienced severe trauma in their past
- Adolescents coming from higher levels of care who have been identified as potential candidates to thrive in a smaller therapeutic setting
- Teens who will eventually return to their family of origin and/or who may require other supportive environments beyond their stay at the Group Home
How the program works:
- The Department of Children and Families in conjunction with CTBHP makes referrals to the Group Home
- Staff work to increase their ability to manage day to day challenges, guide them through the healing process, and help them develop the necessary skills to thrive in the community.
- Group Home residents are involved in the day to day tasks of running the home and play an integral role in planning activities.
- A child’s family is a welcomed resource. When reunification is a goal, families are expected to be involved in the treatment process.
- Psychiatric evaluation, treatment and medication management is offered by our trained and certified staff. The group home clinician provides individual, group and family treatment.
For more information:
Contact Rebecca Desautels, LCSW, Lead Coordinator @ 860 571-8877 ext.1