Services are available to youth and families involved with Massachusetts state agencies such as the Department of Children and Families and the Department of Mental Health with the primary goal of maintaining stability and permanency while preventing the need for out-of-home placement and/or supporting the family during their child’s transition home from an out-of-home placement. Services are intensive, highly individualized and are provided within the home or community up to seven days per week.
Each youth and family is assigned a team of professional staff, supervised by a master’s level Clinical Manager, who collaborates with the family and state agencies to implement an appropriate array of flexible services. A Family Support Worker meets with the family at least weekly to offer direct support around identified treatment goals and to ensure that services are well-coordinated via a coherent and effective intervention plan. A Community Mentor is available during after-school and weekend hours to accommodate the ongoing need for youth to engage in community-based structured, pro-social activities and services. A Community School Liaison is also available to assist the family with educational advocacy, as needed.
The foundation of Comprehensive Support and Stabilization is firmly rooted in the principles of the National Wrap-Around Initiative whereby staff engage families through highly collaborative, family-centered programming and work with the family to create a natural support network through enhanced community connections. Services are available to families within the greater Fall River, New Bedford, Taunton, Attleboro, and Brockton areas with other communities served dependent upon distance and travel time.
Comprehensive Support and Stabilization includes:
- parent support and coaching
- youth mentoring
- in-home behavioral support
- therapeutic recreation
- Life Skills training and job search training/coaching
- independent living skills development
- overnight respite
- community tracking
- social skills training