Serving the Middletown Courts/ located in Meriden
CJR’s Child, Youth and Family Support Center (CYFSC) provides services to juveniles with delinquency charges and status offenses, such as running away, truancy, breaking school rules and otherwise acting out. Funded by the Judicial Branch, Court Support Services Division (CSSD), the CYFSC incorporates research and evidence-based programs and services. Service delivery by highly qualified and trained staff ensures positive outcomes. Program services range from assessment to more intensive support, including multi-modal, center-based care. Assistance to participating children, youth and families is provided as needed and may include crisis intervention, clinical assessment, family mediation, individual therapy, case management, educational advocacy, substance abuse treatment, support groups for parents, gender-specific, psycho-educational and skills-based groups, trauma-informed groups, cognitive behavioral interventions, anger management groups, as well as life skills, job readiness and vocational training, and aftercare following discharge from the program. A critical component of CJR’s Child, Youth and Family Support Centers is the focus on providing strength-based, “wrap-around” services to meet the needs of the entire family. Average length of services is four months but the program is designed to meet the needs of individual families and involvement with the CYFSC may be shorter or longer, depending upon the needs of each family.
For more information, please contact Noemi Rivera, MA, Program Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
CJR’s Teen Outreach Program (TOP) is funded by the Department of Social Services (DSS), and is provided for Meriden middle and high school students, ages 12 to 17, with a capacity of 50 students at any given time. This program consists of three interrelated components: supervised community service; group discussions; and activities related to key social and developmental tasks of adolescence. In each program component, youth work in small groups with a facilitator. Values, human growth and development, relationships, and dealing with family stress and issues relating to the social and emotional transition from adolescence to adulthood are discussed. In these sessions, participating boys and girls develop communication and decision-making skills. Service learning projects are developed with input from students and are then implemented within their home environments. These projects combine education and community service and empower young people to be successful. Program services are provided in the Meriden Public Schools.
For more information, please contact Christin George, BA, Program Supervisor: email@example.com
The Connecticut Junior Republic’s Behavioral Health and Wellness Center provides behavioral health services for children, youth and families at many CJR locations across the state.
Staffed by skilled clinicians, Wellness Center resources include psychiatrists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and Licensed Professional Counselors, who are equipped to help children, youth and families address an array of concerns, including substance abuse issues; family conflict; family mediation issues; developmental adjustment issues; school related and parenting issues; and trauma-related issues.
The CJR staff is trained to work with particularly challenging at-risk and special needs children and youth and their families, and a number of clinicians are certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
Referrals may be made directly by the individuals seeking services; through a CJR program or service; or by other organizations in the community. Click here for a referral form.
For more information, please contact Jennifer Grant, MSW, LCSW, Director of Behavioral Health Services: firstname.lastname@example.org