Reunification and Therapeutic Family Time Services

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Wheeler’s Reunification and Therapeutic Family Time Services (R&TFTS) program is a strengths-based program that supports and reconnects families who have been separated as a result of trauma, child abuse or neglect. R&TFTS serves children and families in 19 cities and towns in DCF Region 6 - New Britain/Meriden. Services are delivered by Wheeler in collaboration with the Hispanic Health Council, Inc., Family Life Education (FLE) and the African-Caribbean-American Parents of Children with Disabilities, Inc. (AFCAMP).

The program offers reunification services delivered by a team of clinicians and counselors and includes family reunification readiness assessments, child and family preparation for reunification, parent coaching and case management services.
An integral aspect of this program, Therapeutic Family Time Services, provides opportunities for parents and children to spend time together in natural settings where they can engage in meaningful interactions using the visit coaching model developed by nationally recognized child welfare and juvenile justice consultant, Marty Beyer, Ph.D. The model provides pre-visit parent coaching and post-visit assessment to help parents successfully reconnect with their children by identifying family needs and building parenting skills.

We serve families in DCF Region 6, New Britain/Meriden:
Avon, Berlin, Bristol, Burlington, Canton, Farmington, Meriden, New Britain, Newington, Plainville, Plymouth, Rocky Hill, Simsbury, Southington, Wallingford, Wethersfield
This is a referral-based program.

Office Location
36 Russell Street
New Britain, CT

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