Children and Adolescents

You are not alone, especially in these trying times. Your child, and your whole family, deserves a bright future. Our integrated primary care and behavioral health services can help achieve it. To keep families healthy and safe, new telehealth services are available even at your first appointment!

We help children and adolescents and their families deal with emotional, developmental, cognitive or behavioral challenges, and we address a range of issues, including anxiety and depression, substance use, and more. We engage your whole family in meaningful ways so that your child can be supported and experience and sustain recovery, health and growth over the long term.

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Wheeler’s Child and Adolescent Center of Excellence builds on nearly 50 years of expertise. We provide pediatric, dental and behavioral health care for infants, children, adolescents and young adults through a comprehensive continuum of services available in your home or at a convenient Wheeler location.

Our services for children and adolescents include early childhood programs like outpatient and in-home behavioral health services, special education and evaluation and assessment, foster care, and much more. Our services are LGBTQIA-responsive, as we offer several programs specifically for the LGBTQIA community.

For primary care providers, Wheeler is also one of three hubs in Connecticut for ACCESS Mental Health CT, helping providers meet the needs of children and adolescents with behavioral health issues.

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Child and Adolescent Service News from Wheeler


Victoria Prestileo, LCSW, Discusses SURGE Initiative in Zip06 News Story

Victoria Prestileo, LCSW, associate director, Wheeler Community-Based Services, was part of a Zip06 news story featuring the South Central Network of Care’s Substance Use Resource Guide Entity (SURGE) initiative, a group of individuals and organizations seeking to connect young people and their families with substance use resources.

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Back to School - Unpacking the Mental Backpack

Our Melissa Mendez, LCSW, IMH-E, Director of Early Childhood Programs at Wheeler, participated in a August 26 virtual event from the YWCA Hartford Region, "Back to School: A Conversation Unpacking the Mental Backpack."

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Wheeler to Host Virtual Job Fair on August 5, 2021, from 3 – 7 pm

Wheeler is hosting a virtual job fair on August 5, 2021, from 3 – 7 pm. The organization is hiring masters-level clinicians (LCSW, LMFT, LPC, LMSW, LMFTA, LPCA), as well as bachelor-level case managers for its in-home programs, with a focus on positions in Bridgeport, New Haven, and Waterbury.

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