(617) 471-8400

Main Office:

1120 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169

(617) 471-8400

Main Office:

1120 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169

Child & Family Services

Child & Family

Our Child & Family Services focus on your family, recognizing that you are the expert in determining what your family needs. In order to ensure that you have the resources, support and clinical care you deserve, we have carefully designed a comprehensive array of service options for your family to choose from in order to help you live and grow together in your community.

BSCS is proud to be a Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI) provider offering Intensive Care Coordination (ICC) and Family Support and Training (FS&T) through our Community Service Agencies (CSA), as well as In-Home Therapy (IHT) and Therapeutic Mentoring (TM) services.

For contact information, please refer to the specific programs below.

Available Services

Child Specific Case Work (CSCW)

CSCW services are designed to stabilize children and adolescents aged 12-18 so they can be successful in their community. This intensive service provides goal development, community support, family support, and educational advocacy when appropriate.

Funding Source

This program is funded by DCF.

Contact Information

To request services or make a referral for CSCW services, please contact our Plymouth Program Director at 508-830-3444 x306.

Community Support Program

The Community Support Program is a community-based service offered to all age groups. CSP offers an array of supportive services for individuals with a history of behavioral health and/or substance use disorders that include previous hospitalizations or episodes of impairment that placed the individual at risk for hospitalization. Services are delivered by a mobile, community based, and multidisciplinary team and are designed to be flexible. Services may include transportation to and from medical appointments, care coordination among all providers, assisting the individual in developing daily living skills, coping skills, socialization and leisure skills, and accessing community resources. Services are designed to support an individual’s ability to independently access and sustain involvement with needed services. The ultimate purpose of this service is to support each member’s goals and his or her tenure in the community.

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 Information

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

  • Plymouth ~ 508-830-3444 x316
  • Quincy ~ 617-471-8400
Continuum

The Continuum is a collaborative initiative between the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and the Department of Mental Health (DMH), commonly referred to as Caring Together. The young people identified as benefiting from Continuum services are those with serious behavioral or mental health challenges who experience multiple out-of-home placements and need consistent therapeutic care to help their families remain together. Families are committed to participating in intensive community-based services with the goal of the youth remaining in or returning to live with the family and community. The array of services available includes intensive family-based treatment in conjunction with episodes of out-of-home care for those youth, youth mentoring, care coordination, crisis support, parent/caregiver education and support, and linkages with formal and informal community resources and supports. Services vary in intensity based upon the needs of each youth and family and are based upon the prioritized needs of the child in order to support success in community settings, including home, school, recreation, community service, and work. The Continuum program is family-driven, youth guided, and strength-based. The Continuum program serves youth and their families who are referred to the program by either DCF and DMH (Caring Together).

Funding Source

This program is funded by DCF and DMH (Caring Together).

Contact Information

To request services or make a referral for Continuum services, please contact our Program Director at 781-556-5341 x501.

Family Support and Training (FS&T) ~ Community Service Agency (CSA)

Family Support and Training 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.

Funding Source

This program is funded by MassHealth.

Contact Information

To request services or make a referral for FS&T services, please contact one of the following locations and someone will return your call within 24 hours.

  • Braintree ~ 781-817-6386 x476
  • Plymouth ~ 508-830-3444 x321

CBHI Referral Form – PDF Format
CBHI Referral Form – Word Format

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

Intensive Care Coordination is an intensive, individualized care-planning and management process for children and youths with serious emotional and behavioral needs. ICC uses 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 therapists, school administration or school support staff (i.e., nurses, adjustment counselors, behavioral health staff, psychologists, etc.), social workers, and representatives of all child-serving agencies involved with the youth. It also includes family members, friends, and people from the family’s neighborhood or community. 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.

Funding Source

This program is funded by MassHealth.

Contact Information

To request services or make a referral for ICC services, please contact one of the following locations and someone will return your call within 24 hours.

  • Braintree ~ 781-817-6386 x476
  • Plymouth ~ 508-830-3444 x321

CBHI Referral Form – PDF Format
CBHI Referral Form – Word Format

Family Networks/Lead Agency

The Family Networks Team collaborates with the Department of Children and Families (DCF) to provide service coordination in support of the safety, well-being, and permanency of children, adolescents and their families. DCF and the family are invited to participate in developing treatment plans built upon the family’s strengths. Family Networks is committed to developing, coordinating, and collaborating with community-based systems of care to flexibly meet the unique needs of each family and individual.

Family Stabilization Team (FST)

Family Stabilization Team services are provided in a youth and family’s home. It is a time-limited intensive service, meeting multiple times per week, with the goal of helping the family understand and support their child’s behavior in order for the child to live safely in the home. The FST program offers intensive emergency services for families in need of crisis interventions to prevent a psychiatric hospitalization of an individual youth. If a youth has been hospitalized, FST offers assistance upon the discharge to help the youth and family with the transition process of returning home. The FST is available seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Together with the FST, the family is able to set up a crisis plan, set flexible goals, and get connected to needed services.

Funding Source

This program is funded by some health insurances.

Contact Information

To request services or make a referral for FST services, please contact our Braintree Program Director at 781-817-6675 x450 or Plymouth Program Director at 508-830-3444.

Family Systems Intervention (FSI)

The Family Systems Intervention services assist families and youth in developing the skills and supports that promote family cohesion and successful community living. This service strengthens the family by successfully engaging the youth and family in focused interventions and therapeutic behavioral supports that enhance youth and family’s communication, problem solving, conflict resolution, and limit setting skills; increases effective patterns of family interactions; and assists the family to develop natural supports and identify and access community resources. Referrals are made through the Department of Mental Health (DMH).

Funding Source

This program is funded by DMH.

Contact Information

To request services or make a referral for FSI services, please contact our Braintree Program Director at 781-817-6675 x450 or Plymouth Program Director at 508-830-3444 x315.

Family Wraparound (Wrap)

The Wraparound Family Program is an innovative, intensive model created to respond to challenges inherent in transitioning children and adolescents from out-of-home placement back to their home and community. Wraparound services provide strength-based, solution-focused intervention, which includes family therapy, therapeutic mentoring, crisis intervention, and intensive care coordination.

Funding Source

This program is funded by DCF.

Contact Information

To request services or make a referral for Wrap services, please contact our Braintree Program Director at 781-817-6675 x450.

In-Home Therapy (IHT)

In-Home Therapy 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 natural environment can offer opportunities for rehearsing new strategies not available in a clinical setting.

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: Generally able to accommodate all cities and towns in Plymouth County

Funding Source

This program is funded by MassHealth.

Contact Information

To request services or make a referral for IHT services, please contact one of the following locations and someone will return your call within 24 hours.

  • Braintree ~ Referral Pager: 617-647-0439
  • Plymouth ~ 508-830-3444 x316

CBHI Referral Form – PDF Format
CBHI Referral Form – Word Format

Individual Youth Support (IYS)

Individual Youth Support services provide non-school-hour mentoring to assist youth in developing positive emotional regulation, social interactions, communication skills, pre-vocation skills, and self-confidence that are necessary for success in age appropriate activities with peers. Mentors have experience in working directly with youth. Referrals are made through the Department of Mental Health (DMH).

Funding Source

This program is funded by DMH.

Contact Information

To request services or make a referral for IYS services, please contact our Braintree Program Director at 781-817-6675 x450 or Plymouth Program Director at 508-830-3444 x315.

Intensive Family Intervention (IFI)

Intensive Family Intervention services focus on promoting child and family safety, stabilization and permanency by strengthening a family’s resources and support network.

Funding Source

This program is funded by DCF.

Contact Information

To request services or make a referral for IFI services, please contact our Braintree Program Director at 781-817-6675 x450 or Plymouth Program Director at 508-830-3444 x306.

Mentor Adolescent Action Team (MAAT)

The Mentor Adolescent Action Team Group is a social skills group consisting of an average of six youths and two facilitators. BSCS offers two groups, latency age and an adolescent age, with appropriate curriculum levels. The groups utilize best practice approaches to address how behavioral health needs impact social success. Dialectical Behavioral Treatment (DBT) skills are taught and practiced in each phase. The groups focus on skills related to wellness, life skills, relationships, and problem solving. There is a recreational trip in the community every sixth week. The recreational trip is an opportunity for youths to practice the skills they have learned in the community. The recreational trips may include sports activities, museums, dinner out, bowling, or other activities that the youths suggest. Referrals are made through the Department of Mental Health (DMH).

Funding Source

This program is funded by DMH.

Contact Information

To request services or make a referral for the MAAT program, please contact our Plymouth Program Director at 508-830-3444 x315.

Parent Aide  Services (DeVanna Center)

The role of our team of Family Support Workers is to focus on helping parents understand their strengths and identify the needs of their family. They are parent support professionals who will educate and encourage families to develop and strengthen healthy parenting skills. Families are referred by the Department of Children and Families (DCF). For more information, visit Dianne DeVanna Center under our Community Centers page.

Therapeutic Mentoring (TM)

Therapeutic Mentoring 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: Generally able to accommodate all cities and towns in Plymouth County

Funding Source

This program is funded by MassHealth.

Contact Information

To request services or make a referral for TM services, please contact one of the following locations and someone will return your call within 24 hours.

  • Braintree ~ Referral Pager: 617-647-0439
  • Plymouth ~ 508-830-3444 x316

CBHI Referral Form – PDF Format
CBHI Referral Form – Word Format

Youth Support Groups (YSG)

Youth Support Groups are designed to provide psycho-educational and therapeutic recreational activities groups for a period of 6-8 weeks. The goals of the groups include social and emotional skill building, conflict resolution, community involvement, and vocational preparation. Groups are offered to youth who, because of their behavioral health needs, require assist with the development of age-appropriate life skills. Family activity groups and parent education support groups are also available. Referrals are made through the Department of Mental Health (DMH).

Funding Source

This program is funded by DMH.

Contact Information

To request services or make a referral for YSG services, please contact our Braintree Program Director at 781-817-6675 x450 or Plymouth Program Director at 508-830-3444.

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