Home and Community-Based Services

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In-Home Therapy (IHT)

IHT services are delivered by one or more members of a team consisting of professional and paraprofessional staff, offering a combination of medically necessary In-Home Therapy and Therapeutic Training and Support (TT&S). Services are designed to enhance the family’s capacity to improve the youth’s functioning in the home and community with the goal of preventing the need for the youth’s admission to an inpatient hospital, psychiatric residential treatment facility, or other treatment setting. IHT is a flexible service that allows providers to deliver intensive family therapy to the child or youth in the home, school, or other community settings. IHT providers work with the family to understand how the family functions and how relationships can be strengthened to benefit the child. In this service, a clinician and a trained paraprofessional work with the family to develop and implement a treatment plan, identify community resources, establish helpful routines, resolve difficult situations, or change patterns of behavior that interfere with the child’s development. In-Home Therapy offers greater flexibility than Outpatient Therapy, not only in intensity, but also in treatment setting. Therapeutic work in a home or community environment can offer opportunities for rehearsing new strategies not available in a clinical setting.

Therapeutic Mentoring (TM)

TM is a support service that pairs a child or youth with an adult mentor for the purpose of building and enhancing the child’s social, communication, and life skills. The Therapeutic Mentor works one-on-one with the child to achieve goals in the plan written by an outpatient therapist, In-Home Therapy provider, or an Intensive Care Coordination team. TM services include supporting, coaching, and training the youth in age-appropriate behaviors, interpersonal communication, problem solving and conflict resolution, and relating appropriately to other children and adolescents, as well as adults, in recreational and social activities. TM promotes a youth’s success in navigating various social contexts, learning new skills, and making progress living in the community. Therapeutic Mentoring services can be delivered in the home, school, child care, and other community settings, as well as in social and recreational settings.

Service Areas

Braintree Location: Abington, Avon, Braintree, Bridgewater, Brockton, Canton, Cohasset, East Bridgewater, Easton, Hanson, Hingham, Holbrook, Hull, Milton, Norwell, Quincy, Randolph, Rockland, Scituate, Stoughton, West Bridgewater, Weymouth, Whitman.

Plymouth Location: Abington, Carver,  Duxbury, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Kingston, Lakeville, Marion, Marshfield, Mattapoisett, Middleborough, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plimpton, Rochester, Rockland, Wareham, Whitman.

Funding Source

This program is funded by MassHealth and some commercial insurances.

Contact

To request services or make a referral for IHT or TM services, please call 508-830-3444 x321 and someone will return your call.

Download a referral form here.

Download a referral form here.

Community Service Agency (CSA) Intensive Care Coordination (ICC)

ICC is an intensive, individualized care-planning and management process for children and youths with emotional and behavioral needs. Using the Wraparound care planning process, Care Coordinators work with a family to convene a team whose purpose is to create and implement an Individual Care Plan (ICP) for the child or youth. The Care Planning Team often includes family members, friends, and people from the family’s neighborhood or community, therapists, school administration or school support staff (i.e., nurses, adjustment counselors, behavioral health staff, etc.), social workers, and representatives of all child-serving agencies involved with the youth.  In partnership with the team, the family actively guides the child’s care. Together they come up with ways to support the family’s goals for the child (or youth’s goals, in the case of an older child) set in the individual care plan, which builds on the family’s strengths and respects its cultural preferences.

CSA Family Support & Training 

Family Support & Training (FS&T) is a service delivered by Family Partners, individuals with lived experience as the caregiver of a child or youth with behavioral health or special health care needs. The Family Partner provides emotional support for the caregiver, fosters empowerment, and encourages the expression of family voice. Family Partners often share parts of their own stories with the intention of connecting with caregivers and developing insight on their child’s and family’s behalf. Family Partners work with Care Coordinators to implement the Wraparound process with families, and they can also work with families in either In-Home Therapy or Outpatient Therapy.

Service Areas

Braintree Location: Abington, Avon, Braintree, Bridgewater, Brockton, Canton, Cohasset, East Bridgewater, Easton, Hanson, Hingham, Holbrook, Hull, Milton, Norwell, Quincy, Randolph, Rockland, Scituate, Stoughton, West Bridgewater, Weymouth, Whitman.

Plymouth Location: Abington, Carver,  Duxbury, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Kingston, Lakeville, Marion, Marshfield, Mattapoisett, Middleborough, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plimpton, Rochester, Rockland, Wareham, Whitman.

Funding Source

This program is funded by MassHealth and some commercial insurances.

Contact

To request services or make a referral for ICC or FS&T services, please call 508-830-3444 x321 and someone will return your call.

Download a referral form here.

Community Support Program (CSP)

BSCS’ Community Support Program (CSP) offers community supports to individuals who have been experiencing behavioral health symptoms and or substance use disorders. We meet you in your community and together decide what would best help you. Supports may include transportation to and from medical appointments, coordinate your care with other providers, assist you in developing skills and help you to find the community resources that will best meet your needs.

We understand that coming out of a hospital or inpatient stay can be difficult. The BSCS CSP team can support you coming home by making sure you have all the services you need.

Service Areas

Plymouth Location: Halifax, Hanson, Hanover, Duxbury, Carver, Kingston, Marshfield, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton.
Quincy Location: Braintree, Canton, Cohasset, Hingham, Hull, Milton, Quincy, Randolph, Scituate, Weymouth.

Funding Source

This program is funded by MassHealth.

Contact
To request services or make a referral for CSP services, please contact one of the following locations:

Braintree: 857-499-8854
Plymouth: 508-830-3444 ext. 321

Family Stabilization Team (FST)

The BSCS Family Stabilization Team (FST) provides short term crisis services to you and your family in your home. We are available to meet with you and your family multiple times a week, with the goal of helping your family understand and respond to your child’s behavior(s) so that your child can live safely in your home.

If your child has been in the hospital, we will work with you and your child to develop a plan with the hospital team so that your child can safely come home. Our team is available seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Together we will help develop a crisis plan, set flexible short-term goals, and connect you with ongoing services.

Funding Source

This program is funded by some commercial insurances.

Contact

To request services or make a referral for FST services, please call 508-830-3444 x321 and someone will return your call.

FIRST Steps Together

BSCS’ FIRST Steps Together program supports parents of children under 5 (regardless of where the child/ren live), and/or expecting parents who are experiencing substance use/abuse/misuse who are looking for recovery supports, parenting skills, and a supportive, accepting, and non-judgmental community of recovery.

The Family Recovery Support Specialist (FRSS) who will provide this service are people in recovery who personally understands the challenges your family is facing. These Recovery Specialists have completed the Recovery Coach Academy and have received specialized training in evidence-based parenting and recovery supports that are right for you. This program also has a clinician who is available to provide additional clinical supports if you would like.

Participation in this program is voluntary and can participate in:

  • Parenting Groups with other parents in recovery raising children
  • Connections to resources to assist with housing, benefits, childcare, and other needs
  • Education on parenting approaches and skill development
  • Advocacy and support from staff who are in recovery
  • Master’s level clinical staff
  • Care coordination with other providers- including state agencies
  • Flexible and responsive in-home or telehealth supports

Service Areas

Milton, Quincy, Randolph, Braintree, Holbrook, Weymouth, Abington, Whitman, Bridgewater, East Bridgewater, Hull, Hingham, Cohasset, Scituate, Norwell, Rockland, Hanover, Hanson, Pembroke, Marshfield, Halifax, Plympton, Kingston, Duxbury, Lakeville, Middleboro, Carver, Plymouth, Rochester, Marion, Mattapoisett, and Wareham.

Funding Source

FIRST Steps Together is funded by a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The program is administered by the Bureau of Family Health and Nutrition.

Contact

A parent or expecting parent may qualify if they are expecting a child or are a parent of at least one child 5 or under (even if they do not live with them) AND they have used opioids and/or stimulants. For more information or to make a referral call 857-939-5054.