DCF: Intensive Home Based Services

Intensive In-Home Services

Program Descriptions:  Intensive Home-Based Services are clinical services provided in the childís home and community. Services are provided to children and youth who have returned or are returning home from out-of-home care or psychiatric hospitalization and require intensive community based services, or are at imminent risk of placement due to mental health issues, emotional disturbance, or substance abuse. The intent of this service is to provide the clinical intervention and support necessary to successfully maintain each child in his or her home or community. The goal is to provide a degree of clinical care and supervision in the home and community setting that is appropriate to children discharged from a more restrictive setting (e.g., residential, psychiatric hospitalization), or as an alternative to a more restrictive setting. All treatment, care and support services must be provided in a context that is child centered, family-focused, strength based, culturally competent and responsive to each childís psychosocial, developmental, and treatment care needs.

Intensive Home-Based Services currently include several distinct treatment models: 

 
 

FFT Program Description:  Functional Family Therapy provides home-based treatment to children, youth and families in their homes and communities. Services are provided by a Masterís-level clinician. Services are typically delivered for an average of 4 months. Agencies delivering FFT are also required to provide 24-hour/7-day emergency crisis response.

FFT Target Population:  Functional Family Therapy Teams offer intensive clinical services and support to children and youth returning from out-of-home care or who are at risk of requiring out-of-home care due to psychiatric, emotional, or behavioral difficulties. Eligibility for services does not require DCF-involvement. Referrals to FFT are typically made by the DCF Area Offices, System-of-Care Collaboratives, and community providers.

FFT Providers:  Each program serves towns in addition to the ones listed in the addresses below. Call the program nearest to the town where assistance is needed to locate the appropriate facility.

Child & Family Agency SE CT
7 Vauxhall Street
New London, CT 06320
PHONE: (860) 442-2797
www.cfapress.org

Child & Family Agency SE CT
190 Westbrook Road
Essex, CT 06426
PHONE: (860) 767-0147
www.cfapress.org

Child and Family Guidance Center, Inc.
180 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
PHONE: 203-394-6529
www.cgcgborg

Community Health Resources
587 East Middle Turnpike
Manchester, CT 06040
PHONE: (860) 646-3888
www.chrhealth.org

Wellmore, Inc
141 East Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702
PHONE:  203-575-0466
www.wellmore.org

Intensive In-Home Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services (IICAPS)

IICAPS Program Description:  IICAPS provides home-based treatment to children, youth and families in their homes and communities. Services are provided by a clinical team which includes a Masterís-level clinician and a Bachelorís-level mental health counselor. The clinical team is supported by a clinical supervisor and a child & adolescent psychiatrist. IICAPS Services are typically delivered for an average of 6 months. IICAPS staff also provide 24-hour/7-day emergency crisis response.

IICAPS Target Population:  IICAPS offers intensive clinical services and support to children and youth returning from out-of-home care or who are at risk of requiring out-of-home care due to psychiatric, emotional, or behavioral difficulties. Eligibility for IICAPS services does not require DCF-involvement. Referrals to IICAPS are typically made by the DCF Area Offices, System-of-Care Collaboratives, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, and community providers.

IICAPS Providers:  Each program serves towns in addition to the ones listed in the addresses below. Call the program nearest to the town where assistance is needed to locate the appropriate facility.

Boys & Girls Village, Inc.
170 Bennett Street
Bridgeport, CT 06605
PHONE: (203) 330-6790
www.bgvillage.org

Catholic Charities 
896 Asylum Street
Hartford, CT 06105
PHONE: (860) 522-8241
www.ccaoh.org

Child & Family Agency SE CT
7 Vauxhall Street
New London, CT 06320
PHONE: (860) 442-2797
www.cfapress.org

Child & Family Agency SE CT
190 Westbrook Road
Essex, CT 06426
PHONE: (860) 767-0147
www.cfapress.org

Child Guidance Clinic of Greater Waterbury
70 Pine Street
Waterbury, CT 06710
PHONE: (203) 575-0466
www.waterburychildguidance.com

Community Child Guidance Clinic
317 North Main Street
Manchester, CT 06042
PHONE: (203) 643-2101
www.ccgcinc.org

Community Health Resources
587 East Middle Turnpike
Manchester, CT 06040
PHONE: (860) 646-3888
www.chrhealth.org

Family & Childrenís Agency
9 Mott Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851
PHONE: (203) 604-1230 x300
www.familyandchildrensagency.org

Family & Childrenís Aid
75 West Street
Danbury, CT 06810
PHONE: (203) 748-5689
www.fcaweb.org

Middlesex Hospital
38 Crescent Street
Middletown, CT 06457
PHONE: (203) 358-8749
www.midhosp.org

Village for Families & Children
331 Wethersfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06114
PHONE: (860) 236-4511
www.villageforchildren.org

Wheeler Clinic
91 Northwest Drive
Plainville, CT 06062
PHONE: (860) 793-3500
www.wheelerclinic.org

Yale Child Study Center
47 College Street
New Haven, CT 06510
PHONE: (203) 785-6862
http://www.info.med.yale.edu/chldstdy

Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT)

MDFT Program Description:  Multidimensional Family Therapy provides home-based treatment to children, youth and families in their homes and communities. Services are provided by a Masterís-level therapist and a Bachelorís-level therapist assistant. Services are typically delivered for an average of 5 to 6 months. MDFT staff also provide 24-hour/7-day emergency crisis response.

MDFT Target Population:  MDFT is an Intensive Home-Based program that serves children and youth who have behavioral health needs such as substance abuse and/or co-occurring disorders, and their families. MDFT offers intensive clinical services and support to children and youth returning from out-of-home care or who are at risk of requiring out-of-home care due to substance abuse or co-occurring disorders. Eligibility for MDFT services does not require DCF-involvement. Referrals to MDFT are typically made by the DCF Area Offices, System-of-Care Collaboratives, Juvenile Justice staff, and community providers.

MDFT Providers:  Each program serves towns in addition to the ones listed in the addresses below. Call the program nearest to the town where assistance is needed to locate the appropriate facility.

Boys & Girls Village, Inc.
170 Bennett Street
Bridgeport, CT 06605
PHONE: (203) 330-6790
www.bgvillage.org

Child Guidance Center of Southern CT
103 West Broad Street
Stamford, CT 06902
PHONE: (203) 324-6127
www.childguidancect.org

Community Health Resources
47 Palomba Drive
Enfield, CT 06082
PHONE: (860) 253-5020
www.chrhealth.org

Hartford Behavioral Health
1 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06106
PHONE: (860) 727-8703
www.hartfordbehavioralhealth.org

Village for Families & Children
331 Wethersfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06114
PHONE: (860) 236-4511
www.villageforchildren.org

Wheeler Clinic
91 Northwest Drive
Plainville, CT 06062
PHONE: (860) 793-3500
www.wheelerclinic.org


Multisystemic Therapy (MST)

MST Program Description:  Multisystemic Therapy provides home-based treatment to children, youth and families in their homes and communities. Services are provided by a Masterís-level therapist. Services are typically delivered for an average of 5 to 6 months. MDFT staff also provide 24-hour/7-day emergency crisis response.

MST Target Population:  Multisystemic Therapy offers intensive clinical services and support to children and youth returning from out-of-home care or who are at risk of requiring out-of-home care due to problems of delinquency, disruptive behavior and/or substance abuse. Eligibility for MST services does not require DCF-involvement. Referrals to MST are typically made by the DCF Area Offices, System-of-Care Collaboratives, Juvenile Justice staff, and community providers.

MST Providers:  Each program serves towns in addition to the ones listed in the addresses below. Call the program nearest to the town where assistance is needed to locate the appropriate facility.

Child Guidance Center of Greater Bridgeport
180 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, CT  06604
203-394-6529
www.cgcgb.org

Community Solutions
1095 Blue Hills Avenue
Hartford, CT 06002
PHONE: (860) 242-3177
www.csi-online.org

North American Family Institute
415 Silas Deane Highway, #203
Wethersfield, CT 06109
PHONE: (860) 529-4753
www.nafi.com

Wheeler Clinic
91 Northwest Drive
Plainville, CT 06062
PHONE: (860) 793-3500
www.wheelerclinic.org





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