Raising a special needs child is hard, emotionally draining work. This program gives parents/caregivers and families of such children a welcome relief.
The people we serve:
Parents/caregivers of children with serious emotional or behavior disturbances (SED).
Children with SED.
How the program works:
Referrals accepted for non-DCF involved families with children 4-17. Priority is given to families involved in Care Coordination.
The program matches children with serious emotional or behavioral disturbances with a caring adult worker with special training in behavior management.
Workers engage children in pro-social individual and community activities, reinforce positive social skills, and foster relationship-building.
Parents/caregivers get a break from providing constant, intensive supervision and care for their child.
Children receive 45 hours of service over the course of 12 weeks (approximately 4 hour per week)
Services are scheduled based on family needs.
For more information:
Contact Rebekah Behan, Youth Service Coordinator at (860) 515-2374 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.