Community-Based Behavioral Health

Intensive Family Preservation Program (IFP)

Intensive Family Preservation Program (IFP) is available only to families referred by the Department of Children & Families (DCF). The program is a short-term , up to 12-week, intensive home based service. Its primary goal is to stabilize the family and enable the child to remain safely in the home.

How to make an appointment

All families are referred by DCF.

Insurance info

There is no fee for the client.

Contact info

77 East Town Street
Norwich, CT 06360
860-822-4268

Location

Clients seen in their homes, clinicians also attend school and community meetings with clients.

Hours

Flexible to meet families’ needs. 24/7 crisis response for open cases, includes after hours home visit if warranted.

Caregiver Support Team (CST)

Caregiver Support Team (CST) is a clinical, home based program for DCF involved and referred kinship and foster caregivers. The clinical services provided are family focused and last up to six months for kin foster families and three months for non-kin foster families . This program helps by improving family relationships, securing community resources, and navigating the DCF, school and social service systems to increase child stability and permanency,

How to make an appointment

All referrals are generated and approved by DCF.

Insurance info

There is no fee for the client.

Contact info

77 East Town Street
Norwich, CT 06360

Northern New London County & Windham Counties
860-822-4272

Southern New London & Middlesex  Counties
860-884-1112

Location

Services are provided by UCFS in New London, Windham and Middlesex counties.

Hours

Flexible to meet families needs. 24/7 phone crisis.

Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT)

MDFT is an in-home program that works with adolescents and his/her families that are experiencing substance abuse issues or that are demonstrating behaviors that put them at risk for developing substance abuse issues (e.g., school problems, problems at home, peer issues or legal issues). MDFT is a Family based treatment that meets with families in their homes and/or at the clinic 2-3 times per week.

Program serves: youth ages 9-18.5 years of age.

Multidimensional Family Therapy Brochure

How to make an appointment

Referrals can be made by DCF, Juvenile Justice, Community Providers and/or the family themselves.  If a community provider is working with the family, it is preferred that that provider complete the referral form (but not required).

Click on the links here to download our referral form (fillable word document or pdf formats available).  You can fax or mail referrals to the MDFT supervisor (see contact info below).
Fillable Referral Form
PDF Referral Form

Insurance info

Insurance is billed whenever possible.

Contact info

77 East Town Street
Norwich, CT 06360
Telephone: 860-822-4766
Fax: 860-859-4420

Hours

Hours are flexible to meet the needs of the family.

Child First

Provides intensive in-home services to children up to the age of six who are experiencing social, emotional and behavioral health difficulties and their families, using a system of care model.

How to make an appointment

Please call the Intake Coordinator at (860)822-4905

Insurance info

There is no fee for the client.

Contact info

77 East Town Street
Norwich, CT 06360
Telephone: 860-822-4166
Fax: 860-859-4420
Website: www.buildingblocksct.org

Hours

Flexible to meet families needs.

Care Coordination

Assists families who are not open in DCF in accessing and coordinating services for their child with significant behavioral health issues. This involves bringing together the agencies and family supports needed to develop a strength based service plan and bring it to fruition. The goal is to improve family networking and reduce the frequency and duration of out of home placement.

Care Coordinaton Brochure
Referral Form – Please return referral form to Jocelyn Mead Coffin by fax at 860-859-4420 or mail it to UCFS, 77 East Town Street, Norwich, CT 06360 Attn: Jocelyn Mead Coffin.

How to make an appointment

Please call 860-822-4176.

Insurance info

There is no fee for the client.

Contact info

860-822-4176

Location

77 East Town Street
Norwich, CT 06360

Hours

Flexible to meet the families’ needs.

Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)

Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) offers Triple P and Circle of Security Parenting program models that promote the development of positive parenting skills. Contingent upon the family’s need, Triple P or Circle of Security Parenting or both may be offered and occur consecutively.

How to make an appointment

Referrals can be made by any community professional who has knowledge of family circumstances. Self referrals are also accepted by calling the coordinator.

Insurance info

There is no fee for the client.

Contact info

77 East Town Street
Norwich, CT
Tel: 860-822-4301

Location

UCFS – Rock Nook
77 East Town Street
Norwich, CT 06360

Hours

Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

EMPS - Crisis Intervention

EMPS Crisis Intervention Services serves youth birth to 17 (18 and 19 year old high school students eligible for services as well) in New London County and Windham County who are experiencing behavioral or emotional crises. EMPS clinicians can respond immediately to homes, schools or other community locations and work with the youth and family to develop a crisis plan to bring the situation under control as soon as possible.

When meeting with the youth and family, EMPS clinicians will complete a comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment and will subsequently coordinate care with any existing providers. EMPS clinicians are available for telephone consultations as well to try and assist youth and families. EMPS clinicians can provide support to the youth and family for up to 6 weeks following the initial intervention in order to provide linkages to other services as needed. EMPS Crisis Intervention Services are available 24 hours a day 365 days a year either in person or by telephone.

Click to view EMPS Brochure

How to make an appointment

To obtain EMPS Crisis Intervention Services, call 211 press 1 and press 1.

Insurance info

Insurance is billed whenever possible, but is not required to obtain services.

Contact info

77 East Town Street
Norwich, CT 06360
Phone: 860-822-4317
Fax: 860-859-4420
In Crisis: 211

Location

Homes, schools and community settings

Mobile Hours

Monday – Friday: 6 am – 10 pm
Saturday- Sunday and Holidays: 1pm-10pm

Community Network Program (CNP)

The Community Network Program provides brief prevention and early intervention care planning for children and youth beginning to exhibit challenging behaviors in home, school, and/or community. Services are provided for for children and youth ages 0-18 for an average length of involvement of 3 months.

How to make a referral

Anyone in the community can make a referral, such as schools, clergy, youth services, juvenile review boards, and other providers. Self-referrals can be made by parents, caregivers, or natural supports. Referrals are made directly to CNP clinician in your respective county. If you have any questions, please contact the clinician or supervisor in your area.

Insurance info

There is no fee for the client.

Contact info

77 East Town Street
Norwich, CT 06360

Middlesex County: 860-822-4267
New London County: 860-822-4387
Windham County: 860-822-4355