Adolescent Recovery Services

Together for Kids

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The Together for Kids program (TFK) provides a comprehensive mental health promotion, prevention, and intervention model of service comprised of the following components: 1) infant, toddler, preschool, and school age (ages 5-13) behavioral health consultation for educators and families; 2) trainings for educators and families on a variety of topics related to social-emotional health in children and 3) referrals for more intensive services (e.g., child/parent psychotherapy, psychological assessment). Services are designed to promote social-emotional wellness in children, assist educators/families to understand and appropriately respond to challenging behaviors, strengthen home-school partnerships, and reduce suspensions and expulsions from early education and care settings. The goal is to assist children to become enjoyable family members, valued friends, and successful learners so that they will develop a “foundation for success” in kindergarten and beyond.

TFK Consultation and Training Services
Specially trained masters/doctoral degree mental health clinicians are available to provide behavioral health consultation and training for families and educators throughout Central Massachusetts.

Consultation services include:
•    On-site child specific and general classroom/program observations
•    On-site and/or telephone consultation about children’s strengths and needs
•    On-site modeling of appropriate responses to challenging behavior
•    Collaboration regarding program strengths and needs
•    Collaboration regarding the development of individualized behavior plans
•    A review of agency behavioral guidance policies
•    Referral assistance for more intensive services

Trainings are available on a variety of topics (e.g., “Promoting Social-Emotional Competence in Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers”,  “Coping with Stress”, “Promoting Home-School Partnerships”, “Depression and Anxiety in Children”, “Developmental Milestones”, etc.) and can be accessed on a fee-for-service basis.

To speak with a TFK clinician and/or to schedule an on-site or telephone consultation or training, please call Community Healthlink Youth and Family Services (508-791-3261) and ask for “TFK Consultation Services”.    
                    
Eligibility for Program Services
Infant, toddler, preschool and after-school child care programs licensed by the MA Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) are eligible to receive free behavioral health consultation services. TFK is the EEC provider of choice for programs located in Central MA. TFK consultation services are also available on a fee-for-service basis.

TFK Lead Agency/Clinical Agency Partners
Community Healthlink (CHL) is the Lead Agency for the TFK Project. Behavioral health consultation services are coordinated through CHL and provided in collaboration with Youth Opportunities Upheld, Inc. (YOU, Inc.)

For more information, please contact Lynn Hennigan, Director of Services for Young Children, at 508-421-4453 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

Lipton Early Intervention

 

 

Northern Worcester County, serving the communities of Ashby, Ayer, Devens, Berlin, Bolton, Clinton, Fitchburg, Groton, Harvard, Lancaster, Leominster, Lunenburg, Pepperell, Shirley, Sterling, and Townsend.

CHL Lipton Early Intervention Program
100 Erdman Way
Leominster, MA 01453
Phone: 978-840-9354
Fax: 978-840-9389

Comprehensive Services
Community Healthlink’s Early Intervention staff have provided family-centered, community-based services for generations of infants, toddlers, and families since 1973.
Children ages birth to three may be eligible for Early Intervention services if they have identified disabilities, or if typical development is at risk because of certain birth or environmental circumstances.

Early Intervention (EI) services include:
• Developmental assessments
• Home visiting or center-based services
• Service coordination
• Specialty services
• Play groups
• Parent support groups
• Developmental monitoring
Early Intervention promotes participation in everyday activities with peers by providing services in “natural settings,” such as the family’s home, childcare centers, community play groups, and public libraries.

Clinical Excellence
Services are provided by a team of professionals who respect the child’s family as important and valued members of the team.
The Early Intervention team includes:
• Developmental specialist
• Occupational therapist
• Physical therapist
• Speech and language pathologist
• Social worker
• Psychologist
• Nursing and/or other specialty provider

Compassionate Care
The highest quality of service is assured through adherence to professional standards of operation and supervision. EI specialists are caring and dedicated individuals who incorporate the following core values into their professional practice: respect for the uniqueness of individuals and cultures, and individualization of services for each family.


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