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Children's Behavioral Health

Therapeutic support for children, adolescents, and their families

When a child is struggling with social, emotional, or behavioral issues, the entire family feels the strain. JF&CS clinicians offer flexible, in-home services that help:

  • Minimize meltdowns and explosive behavior
  • Build on strengths and establish positive routines
  • Develop positive communication and social skills
  • Overcome school refusal and defiance issues
  • Strengthen family relationships and parenting skills
  • Reduce anxiety and manage trauma symptoms
  • Navigate various systems of care, including mental health and schools

“The clinician and bachelors level staff both work with me to help develop my coping skills and it’s really working. I’ve been in a lot of therapy but these two make sure I get what I need. They talk to me and help me work on my relationship with my mom, which is hard for me.” - Client

CBHI Programs

JF&CS offers three therapeutic programs through the Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI) of Massachusetts. Covered by MassHealth, these intensive programs serve youth ages 0-20 throughout Eastern and Central Massachusetts.

  • In-Home Therapy (IHT) improves the child’s mental and behavioral health by strengthening family interactions and routines. The IHT team also connects families with other resources that alleviate stress and support their wellbeing after IHT services end.
  • In-Home Behavioral Services (IHBS) address challenging behaviors that are seriously interfering with a child’s daily life and development. The IHBS team creates specific behavior plans and provides intensive coaching and support as the child’s behavior is improved.
  • Therapeutic Mentoring builds social, communication, and life skills through a therapeutic relationship with a clinically trained adult mentor. Mentoring typically takes place during outings in the community, giving the child opportunities to practice new skills.

For more information, please fill out our inquiry form or contact the Intake Coordinator at 781-693-1400.

We welcome all inquiries and are dedicated to helping families find the support they need to thrive.

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781-647-JFCS (5327)
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1430 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02451
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