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Family Support Center ~ Overview and Update. FWSN Advisory Board Meeting Monday, October 22, 2007 Legislative Office Building Hartford, CT. Goal of the Family Support Centers . To serve as a “one-stop,” multi-service model of care for youth and their families

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Family support center overview and update

Family Support Center ~Overview and Update

FWSN Advisory Board Meeting

Monday, October 22, 2007

Legislative Office Building

Hartford, CT


Goal of the family support centers
Goal of the Family Support Centers

  • To serve as a “one-stop,” multi-service model

    of care for youth and their families

  • To divert youth who are FWSN referred with

    status offenses from further court involvement

  • To provide an array of services beginning

    with triage and concluding with successful placements with community-based services that meet the individual needs of the youth and families referred


Family support center core elements
Family Support Center: Core Elements

  • Contact families within 3 hours of receiving the referral

  • Conduct initial screening to best determine the course

    of action for each family

  • Provide a comprehensive, strengths-based, gender-

    specific, relational and trauma-sensitive assessment

  • Utilize assessment information for appropriate planning

    of services offered within the center and making appropriate referrals with community service providers

  • Collaborate and coordinate with new and existing

    service providers to create a success plan for each family


Family support center staffing training
Family Support Center:Staffing & Training

  • Interviews are on going and include a CSSD representative

  • Target date for staff: November 1, 2007

  • Probation-scheduled Informational Sessions include FSC representatives

  • FSC collective meetings on-going

  • Training schedule

  • Fully operational as of December 1, 2007


Family support center current referrals services
Family Support Center:Current Referrals & Services

  • Waterbury FSC~ Connecticut Junior Republic

  • Hartford FSC~ Wheeler Clinic

  • Bridgeport FSC~ Connecticut Renaissance Inc.

  • New Haven FSC ~ St. Francis Home for Children, Inc.

  • Screening and intake process, crisis intervention, case coordination, access to probation-contracted services, CARE referrals, community services, DCF Voluntary Services and Systems of Care referrals


Fwsn informational sessions
FWSN Informational Sessions

  • Connecticut Junior Republic, Waterbury:

    November 1st and November 7th 11:00a.m

  • Wheeler Clinic, Hartford: November 1st 1:00p.m. -5:00p.m.

  • Connecticut Renaissance, Bridgeport: October 23rd 2

    2:30p.m. – 4:30p.m. and October 29th 3:0p.m. -6:00p.m.

  • St. Francis Home for Children, Inc., New Haven:

    October 23rd 3:00-5:00p.m. and October 30th 5:00-7:00p.m.


Family support center current contact information
Family Support Center:Current Contact Information

  • Connecticut Junior Republic, Waterbury, CT:

    Ana Aquino, Program Manager

    (203) 757-9939

  • Wheeler Clinic, Hartford, CT:

    Reese Palmer, Associate Dir., Juvenile Justice Services(860) 241-0317 ext. 18

  • Connecticut Renaissance, Bridgeport, CT:

    Linda Mosel, Chief Operations Officer of Outpatient Services (203) 336-5225 ext. 2109

  • St. Francis Home for Children, Inc., New Haven, CT:

    Leslee Larrivee, Program Manager

    (203) 777-5513 ext. 404


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