Group Homes

Group Homes

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 males and 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