Adolescent Residential Emergency Services
BSCS is proud to provide residential services through the Caring Together Initiative with two locations on the South Shore. We utilize evidence-based and trauma-informed practices to serve youth and families involved in our care. Our residential programs provide a comprehensive, clinically sophisticated service, which is strength based, youth guided, and family focused. Our programs are designed to develop services to support the focal needs identified by the youth, family, and referral agencies.
STARR is a short-term treatment and rapid reunification program (STARR) for adolescents ages 12-17 who are in the custody of the Department of Children and Families (DCF).
Referrals to the program are made by DCF. The length of stay varies depending on the needs of each youth and family. While the youth is at STARR, program staff will coordinate communication between DCF, families, therapists, schools, courts, and any other outside providers involved in the youth’s treatment plan. STARR recognizes that each adolescent and family is in a unique situation and strives to meet his/her individual needs.
STARR provides twenty-four-hour care for youth in placement. This includes fulfilling basic needs, providing individual and group counseling, promoting a variety of recreational activities, and assisting adolescents to further their independent living skills. We encourage youth to maintain their connections with the community as well as develop new, life-long supports.