A new voluntary program for families who have received a Family Assessment Response from the Department of Children and Families. The Community Support for families program is designed to work with families in their homes and communities to identify resources and supports with the goal of reducing parental stress and increasing parental resiliency.
Referrals are made by DCF only.
The CT LBHS represents a regional collaborative of thirteen behavioral health organizations with a shared mission to expand and enhance the existing network of recovery-oriented and community-based services, and to ensure that behavioral healthcare is both accessible, and culturally and linguistically appropriate, for Latinos throughout south central Connecticut.
Recent research demonstrates that the prevalence of chronic disease among persons with mental illness, including diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular syndromes is substantially higher than the general population. Persons with serious mental illness and substance abuse problems are often unable to access timely, responsive and quality health care that is available to the general population. Primary care integration allows CCI agencies to provide primary medical care for clients who currently do not have access to it, including those who have no regular contact with a primary care provider but have serious health risk factors.
CommuniCare, in partnership with Yale University, Department of Psychiatry, through its Yale Behavioral Health (YBH, offers an after-hours crisis response program called the South Central Crisis Service.
CommuniCare provides tobacco cessation counseling over eight weeks to participants interested in quitting smoking. The goal of our experienced facilitators is to guide participants along the path to becoming a nonsmoker. Includes education on the effects of tobacco, a personalized quit plan, tobacco cessation counseling, and developing a support system to achieve and maintain success.