Programs for Adolescents Ages 16 – 21

The AGFC program provides daily assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs), nursing and case management services for people, age 22 and older, who are elderly and/or disabled, enrolled in MassHealth Standard who meet the clinical criteria and reside in site-based, subsidized housing or a certified assisted living facility offering AGFC.

Programs for Adolescents Ages 13 – 21

Applied Behavior Analysis Master Level Clinicians evaluate and monitor progress using observable and measurable tools in order to provide results to recommend the next steps for each adult, parents, and patients. Treatment is conducted in the community and home setting usually but based on patients needs group sessions or other services may be provided elsewhere.

One to One session

Behavior Technician/Paraprofessional monitors the patient’s progress on the implementation of the goals of the treatment plan developed by the Licensed Applied Behavior Analyst. Building patient’s and family mastery of fundamental skill-acquisition and behavior-reduction via provides coaching, support, and guidance to the parent/guardian/caregiver in implementing the treatment plan and progress toward behavioral objectives or performance goals.

Caregiver Training and Support

Caregiver Training and Support or information regarding incidental teaching and finding the right “teaching opportunities” using everyday activities and routines such as dressing, brushing teeth and eating to promote skill development. A Parent training intervention is specifically designed to teach the accurate approach for managing and eliminating problem behaviors. An example of Parent Training would be:

  • Set up the home environment and structure your time to ensure behavior improves
  • Establish rules and prevent problems
  • Optimize generalization of skills  with caregivers in the community through integration activities within in the home setting

Group Sessions

Assessments determine which approach is appropriate  and we offer two types of social skills programs:

  • Caregiver Training and Support Groups
  • Peer to Peer Social & Skills Building Groups

Intensive holistic wrap-around strength-based Behavior Management Therapy in the community designed to treat challenging behaviors, with a specific structure and positive behavioral supports to successfully support a child/ youth’s and family in their home and community. These services assist with implementing behavior change techniques to increase the quality of life and availability for learning new behaviors.

Intensive holistic wrap-around therapy in the community with the structured strength-based therapeutic relationship between a clinician, if needed an added therapeutic support staff, the child/ youth’s and family. In order to address and treat the child/youth’s needs and improve the family’s relationship and enhance problem-solving, limit setting, communication, identify and utilize community resources and develop and maintain natural support.

Our program supports in building one to one relationship in community setting focusing on strength-based support services that coaching, and training child/ youth to on what is necessary to achieve their goal. The mentor’s main goal is to help build, maintain and make health choices within the community and building community access.

Eligibility: Patients can access TM services based on medical necessity and a referral by a behavioral health provider, who has a treatment plan in place with TM services.

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT Groups )
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA Centers)

Our goal is to provide a comprehensive array of therapeutic enrichment support & recreation programs as youth development services. Our out of school programming by providing youth activities that lower risk factors within the community, engage and support the family. We specialize in working with children and youth with Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and integrate interventions utilize a blend of Dialectical Behavior Therapy Groups or Applied Behavior Analysis Center.

TYPES OF PROGRAMS

DATES WHEN PROGRAMS RUN

After School ProgramsSeptember to June
School Vacation CampsFebruary to April
Summer Vacation CampsAfter 4th of July to end of August
Saturday CampsSaturdays

DAE program participants are provided with a structured group in which they receive educational materials to help them recognize and understand the consequences to drive under the influence of alcohol. While the major focus of these programs is alcohol, other substances of abuse are also included. The program offers 40 hours of services conducted over a span of 16 weeks and includes an assessment, participation in self-help and victim-impact community meetings.

Recovery Coach provides daily aid with peer to peer activities with individuals who are on the recovery path in their community. These services are designed as an integrated part of a comprehensive addiction treatment continuum and Recovery Coaches create a relationship that connects the individuals in treatment to healthier behaviors in their community by using a wellness plan. 

Eligibility:  Individuals and their families can access RSN and RC services by self-referral based on insurance coverage and medical necessity or referral by a primary care medical provider or behavioral health provider, court provider or a community provider that has consent and is able to show the need for RSN and RC Services with a substance use, addiction and/or co-occurring disorders DSM-5 diagnosis. We also serve Youth (ages 13 to 17 years old) and Adults (ages 18 years old and up).

Outpatient Individual and Family Therapy 

Treatment can include individual and  family therapy, coaching outside the group for friends, family member and/or caregiver. We know that addiction is a family disease, so we aim to include the family in the treatment process as much as possible. From start to finish, we want to make sure our individual has the home support they need to stay accountable in their recovery.

Recovery Support Navigator provides a daily case management to guide, educate and support individuals and families through the addiction treatment and recovery process and systems. The service definition for Recovery Support Navigator is a community-based support program.

Group Therapy helps an individual by providing each member with recovery support psychoeducation, skill building, coaching to using skills in the community. DBT Skills training is made up of four evidence-based modules using holistic interventions: core mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. This is designed to specifically assist individuals in better managing their behaviors, emotions and thoughts along with a focus on building healthy recovery behaviors and relationships. 

The Second Offender Aftercare (SOA) programs continues the treatment efforts of those convicted of their second driving-under-the-influence offense.  This program is for individuals convicted of drunk driving for a second time. Individuals may choose this option as an alternative to at least 30 days of incarceration.  The adjudicating District Court makes all the referrals. Completion of this program is one of the several requirements that an individual must fulfill in order to be considered for a hardship driver’s license from the Registry of Motor Vehicle. Requirements typically include six months of weekly sessions followed by six months of monthly sessions.  However, treatment is based on the individual’s needs and may include higher levels of care as needed. 

Eligibility: This program is for individuals convicted for the offense of drunk driving and who choose this program as an alternative to losing their license or incarceration.  Referrals are from DUI/Courts, Probation Officers and if the client is under 21, the Registry of Motor Vehicles may mandate the offender’s participation.

The support of friends, family members and/or a caregiver can play a critical role in helping a loved one recover and successfully manage this change. The opportunity to learn DBT Skills and practice skills is a support strategy learned during therapy and coaching.

Eligibility: Individuals with trauma, substance use, addiction and/or co-occurring disorders DSM-5 diagnosis or a family member who is concerned about a substance use problem and who should be medically stabilized and not in need of acute patient services.