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

Our Driver Alcohol Education (DAE) programs are available to those individuals who need the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services Approved Program. Specifically, each DAE program participant a structured group where they receive Dialectical Behavior Therapy blended educational material to help them identify and understand alcohol abuse issues and drinking-and-driving behaviors. While the major focus of these programs is on alcohol, other substances of abuse are also discussed. The program provides 40 hours of services conducted over 16 weeks and includes an assessment, participation in self-help and victim-impact community meetings.

Eligibility: Individuals convicted for the first time for drunk driving and who choose this option as an alternative to losing their license or possible incarceration. Referrals are generally made by the district court; however, if the patient is under 21, the Registry of Motor Vehicles may mandate the offender’s participation.

Our RC program provides daily assistance with activities to support the voices and choices of the Members who are on the recovery path in the community by minimizing the power differentials as much as possible. The focus this program is to create a relationship with the individuals within the community who are non-clinical and are focused on removing obstacles to recovery; linking members to the recovery community and serving as a personal guide and mentor. Our Recovery Coach will work with the patients to develop a Wellness Plan that orients towards the activities of the RC service and support them in obtaining and marinating recovery.

Eligibility: Patients can access RC services based on medical necessity and a referral by a medical or behavioral health provider, Community Partner (CP), or other care manager who has contact with the Patient and is able to identify the need for RC services.

Our RSN program provides assistance, care management, and system navigation support to patients with a diagnosis of substance use disorder and/or co-occurring mental health disorders. Our RSN Program explores treatment recovery options with the patient, which helps to clarify goals and strategies, provide education and resources, and assist patients in accessing treatment and community supports; and/or develop and implement personal goals and objectives around treatment and recovery from addiction and/or co-occurring disorders.

Eligibility: Patients can access RSN services based on medical necessity and/or a referral by a medical or behavioral health provider, Community Partner (CP), or other care manager, that has contact with the Patient and is able to identify the need for RSN services.