Girls Provider Network Members
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder,
- Mood Disorders,
- Conduct Disorder, and
- Learning Disorders.
NAFI Touchstone is located on 55 acres of land in Litchfield, Connecticut. This expansive campus offers two residential dormitory settings, an on-campus school, low-ropes course as well a dirt bike program curriculum. Touchstone is a staff-secure residential treatment program serving girls between the ages of 12 and 18 who are committed to the Department of Children and Families. With enhanced psychiatric, nursing, educational and clinical expertise, Touchstone provides young women the opportunity to engage in treatment in the community with the goal of future placement either in the home or at a lower level of care.
Gender-responsive programming assists the girls with complex needs including:
- Substance abuse
- Sexual Education
- Life Skills
- Anger expression
Healthy relationship development
Individual and group
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Education and credit retrieval
A gender responsive approach
Trauma informed treatment approach
Permanency planning and transitional supports
Touchstone provides skills training in an emotionally safe environment for young women. Touchstone offers a trauma informed care to support young women in developing emotion regulation skills and independent living skills in order to have a successful transition to their home communities.
This program is located at: 606 Farmington Avenue Hartford, CT 06105, for ages: 14 through 21 years
Options Educational Services (Options) provides educational and vocational services for students ages 14-21 who have not been successful in the public school setting and/or in other therapeutic private placements.
The mission of the Options special education program is to improve each student’s academic skills and competitive abilities for independent living, post-secondary education and employment. This is accomplished through providing highly individualized programs within a therapeutic setting.
The goal of the Options special education program is to support each student’s completion of high school graduation requirements and to prepare them for post-secondary activities. Education, transition and vocational programs are developed in conjunction with IEPs and are commensurate with the SDE Connecticut Curriculum Frameworks.
Options accepts referrals for day students from LEAs.
Education Director: Rosemary Jakobsen
Telephone Number: 860-523-5318
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Chief Administrator: Scott Wells, MA
Telephone Number: 860-523-5318
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Fax Number: 860-232-3597
We partner with youth and their families to build on their strengths, and create interventions and service plans that are strength-based, individualized, family-centered, and culturally appropriate, utilizing the youth and family’s natural resources.
Woodbridge House is a 6 bed therapeutic group home for girls aged 13-18 who are involved with DCF and/or the juvenile justice system and need a residential program to assist them with trauma and complex behavioral issues including co-occurring disorders. This is a community based program located in a suburban setting. The program will address the multi-faceted needs of these complex adolescents with a goal of discharge into their family of origin, relative, or foster family with community based treatment and support.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is the primary treatment model. DBT is a comprehensive psychosocial treatment that is effective for clients with multiple and serious issues including complex trauma. It combines standard cognitive behavioral techniques for emotion regulation and reality testing with concepts of distress tolerance, acceptance, and mindfulness. DBT is an effective treatment for extreme emotions which lead to impulsive self-destructive behaviors.
It focuses on teaching and practicing Mindfulness Skills, Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills, Emotion Regulations Skills, and Distress Tolerance Skills. Clinical Treatment Model Approach to service planning including aftercare. We integrate wraparound competencies including:
- Understanding and valuing meaningful involvement of family and youth as equal partners.
- Engaging the family, emphasizing their strengths and instilling hope and confidence.
- Engaging culturally relevant, individualized, community based Child and Family Team.