Wheeler offers an array of services for children, adolescents, families and adults referred through the State of Connecticut or other systems. Our services help youth address behavioral and emotional challenges, develop job and vocational skills, and cultivate strengths and supports to remain safely in the community. Families are engaged in all aspects of treatment and care.
There is no charge associated with services. Referral sources generally include the Department of Children and Families (DCF), Department of Developmental Services (DSS) and State of Connecticut Judicial Branch, Court Support Services Division (CSSD), schools and other organizations.
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Learn more about referred services for children below.
An in-home service for children and adolescents with behavioral and emotional challenges and their families and provides appropriate supports and services to maintain the child or adolescent in the community. Referrals for this program are accepted from individuals, families and the community. Individuals and families may self-refer.
Child, Youth and Family Support Center (CYFSC)
Serves court-involved youth, ages 12-17, and provides comprehensive assessment of youth and family needs and a menu of interventions, including skill-building groups, educational advocacy, vocational and life skills development, parent support, family mediation, case management and referral services. Participants in this program are referred by the courts.
Children's Outpatient Services for Addiction and Behavioral Health Challenges
Addresses addiction and behavioral health challenges related to childhood and adolescence. Wheeler works with children, adolescents and families to establish treatment goals specifically related to your individualized needs. Medicaid, commercial insurance or third-party payer accepted.
Extended Day Afterschool Treatment
Provides intensive therapeutic afterschool services for youth, ages 6 to 17, and support for their families. Medicaid, commercial insurance or third-party payer accepted.
In-Home Family Training Program (IFTP)
Serves school-aged children, ages 3 to 21, who are served by the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS). Children and families served by this program are referred by DDS.
Intensive Family Preservation (IFP)
Supports families involved with the Department of Children and Families (DCF) due to concerns about abuse and neglect in the home. Families are referred to this program by DCF.
Intensive In-Home Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services (IICAPS)
A time-limited in-home stabilization service for children and adolescents with serious emotional disorders. Referrals from individuals, families and communities, the Department of Children and Families, the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch, Court Support Services Division, and other organizations and systems are accepted.
Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT)
An innovative, intensive in-home service for youth, ages 9-18, with substance abuse issues, oppositional behaviors and family conflict. Serves adolescents and their families. Referrals from individuals, families and communities, the Department of Children and Families, the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch, Court Support Services Division, and other organizations and systems are accepted.
Multidimensional Family Therapy – Reentry and Family Treatment (RAFT)
Assists high-risk youth, ages 9-18, in transitioning back to their communities following a period of incarceration or placement. Referrals are accepted from the Department of Children and Families for court-involved youth.
Multisystemic Therapy (MST)
Serves multi-problem youth, ages 12-17 in their home, school and community and addresses issues such as chronic, violent, delinquent behavior and serious emotional issues; truancy; disrespect and disobedience; aggressive and criminal behavior; drug and alcohol problems; and running away. Youth and families are typically referred to this program by the court or the Department of Children and Families.
Multisystemic Therapy-Building Stronger Families (MST-BSF)
An intensive home-based approach for families with children, ages 6-17, involved with the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) protective services due to neglect and physical abuse concerns and where there is also concern about the impact of parental substance abuse on the family. Families are referred to this program by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families.
Multisystemic Therapy- Family Integrated Transitions (MST-FIT)
Provides youth ages 12 to 17- ½ and their families with tools to successfully navigate the critical transition period following their incarceration. Youth are referred to the program by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families Juvenile Parole officers as well as facility clinicians where youth are currently placed.
Multisystemic Therapy-Problem Sexual Behavior (MST-PSB)
An evidenced-based, intensive home-based treatment model serving youth, ages 10-17, who exhibit problem sexual behavior and other high-risk behaviors, at home, at school and in the community. Youth are referred by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families.