Children's Outpatient Services

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Community Healthlink’s Youth and Family Services-Outpatient Clinic has provided counseling, support, and comfort to children, teens, and their families in Worcester and Central Massachusetts since 1921, when it was founded as the Worcester Youth Guidance Center. Our current name reflects our steadfast commitment to helping young people and their families, and enabling families to be active participants in their child’s treatment. The Youth and Family Services division has an outstanding history of developing programs that are culture and issue specific, and its services are recognized for their quality and responsiveness. Our professional staff respond with sensitivity to each child and family’s unique needs and issues. More than 3,000 children and adolescents receive services through our programs every year.

CHL’s outpatient mental health services for families and children include diagnostic evaluation and assessment; individual, couple, group, and family counseling; psychiatry services and medication monitoring; collateral contact and consultation; crisis management; and psychological testing. The Outpatient Services’ Treatment Teams include psychiatrists, social workers, psychologists, and mental health counselors trained and experienced in the care of children and families with serious mental health issues. These teams work closely with schools and primary care physicians to coordinate care. Our Outpatient Services clinics are also training grounds for social work, psychology, and psychiatric interns nearing the completion of their studies.

The Victim Services team includes clinicians with expertise in evidenced-based trauma focused care. As part of Outpatient Services, the Child-Family Assessment DCF program provides specialized assessments by experienced staff knowledgeable about the child protection and legal systems with a focus on family reunification, parenting, placement needs, permanency planning, and risk assessment.

Community Healthlink, Inc. • 72 Jaques Avenue, Worcester, MA 01610-2480 • Phone: 508-860-1000


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