The Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT) Community Residential program provides a safe, nurturing, therapeutic environment for young women ages 13-17 who are struggling with substance abuse and who may also have co-occurring mental health disorders. The short-term residential setting provides a family-like structure to encourage trusting, healthy relationships. The goal of the evidence-based model is to decrease recidivism and criminal activity, decrease substance abuse dependence, improve educational functioning, improve mental health, and increase stability and overall family functioning.
The program provides intensive integrated mental health and therapeutic substance abuse services, on-site educational and recreational services, and coordinates intensive comprehensive aftercare services. Program staff use evidence- and research-based programming to help clients and families to enhance protective factors by working on client’s re-engagement and connection to family, community, and other support networks. Unlike traditional programs, NAFI CT’s model offers a flexible continuum of care to provide high-quality services that are tailored to individual client needs and emphasizes family work and community reintegration.
Laura Pires, MS
- Program Types: Behavioral Health, Juvenile Justice
- Service Types: Group Home, Wrap-Around Care
- Gender: Female
- Capacity: 6
- Ages: 13-17
- Length of Stay: 4 months
Court Support Services Division (CSSD)