Multisystemic Therapy – Building Stronger Families
MST-BSF is an intensive home-based treatment approach for families with children ages 6-17 involved with the CT Department of Children and Families (DCF) due to neglect and physical abuse and concurrent substance abuse. MST-BSF provides multiple sessions per week with the family, 24-hour crisis support, extensive safety planning and monitoring, and case management services. The MST-BSF team works collaboratively with DCF, the courts, and other formal systems, building on the strengths of family members and increases the family’s connection to a variety of supports in the natural family environment. Referrals are accepted from the Waterbury DCF Area Office.
Common child, familial, and community issues MST-BSF addresses’: Parental Substance Abuse, Parenting Techniques, Safety, Anger, ADHD, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Family Conflict, Post Traumatic Stress, School Issues, Property Destruction, & Running Away.
*During the COVID 19 families decide if they prefer treatment to be in person or virtual.