Strengthening and stabilizing families in crisis.
For children facing significant social, emotional, or behavioral health challenges, home-based programs can give families extra support. A pair of programs offered by The Brookline Center provides intensive counseling and intervention services to high-risk families with children, including children living in foster homes.
The Brookline Center can provide therapy at home to help families needing urgent support to address difficult communication patterns, create structure, set limits, prevent hospitalization, or reunify after separation. Clinicians meet with a family one or more times a week in their home, offering intensive support and strengths-based training that gives parents specific, useful ways to care more effectively for their children. In-Home Therapy can also help the family with problem-solving, safety planning, obtaining community referrals, and coordinating multiple systems involved with the family. The program works to increase family well-being, child safety and health, school attendance and performance, and community wellness, while reducing family dysfunction and conflict, behavior issues and other school difficulties, and social isolation.
Therapeutic Mentoring gives children and teens additional support and coaching. This structured, one-to-one mentoring helps a young person develop age-appropriate behaviors and communication skills to resolve problems and conflicts, and relate better to others in their daily life. Therapeutic Mentors may see a youth once or multiple times each week, at home, school, or in the community. Mentors help youth gain independent or daily living skills, navigate community resources, and can assist with college or job applications.