JF&CS knows that for families who have experienced trauma, treatment and support options may be different from what they are for other families. Through individualized case management, our clinical managers can ensure that the exact needs of the family are being met.

Our case managers will build a specialized support and treatment plan for your family to help you navigate the typical challenges of parenting along with the complications brought on by lived trauma.

We can construct a plan for any scenario your family is facing. Some previous trauma experiences we can support you through are:

Early Connections®/Conexiones Tempranas

EC/CT provides therapeutic interventions focused on supporting the relationships of young children and their parents. EC/CT clinicians are trained in perinatal and early childhood mental health and offer treatment in the home or office with a goal of fostering nurturing and resilient parent-child relationships. Read more below or here.

EC/CT offers:

  • Parent and parent-child therapy to address postpartum depression or anxiety, perinatal mood disorders, and related stressors
  • Child-parent psychotherapy (CPP) to help families heal from traumatic stress and build resilience
  • Circle of Security parenting groups to support parents' understanding of their child's emotional needs

Referrals to EC/CT

Mothers and young children are referred to Early Connections/Conexiones Tempranas for a variety of reasons: a new mother may be confronting the challenges of an unresolved history of loss; a baby may be particularly difficult to soothe; or a couple may be coping with significant stress or overwhelming life events even as they begin their parenting journey.

Whatever the origin, the result is a parent-child relationship in distress. EC/CT’s focus on the developing parent-child relationship is supported by significant research showing that babies need safe, secure relationships to build a solid foundation for future learning and social-emotional well-being.

EC/CT services are provided free of charge or on a sliding fee scale.

To make a referral or for more information, contact our CERS Intake line: call 781-693-1200 or email CERSintake@jfcsboston.org.

For referrals of Spanish-speaking clients, please contact Karen Garber, LICSW at kgarber@jfcsboston.org or 781-693-5048.

Please reach out to our case management team at our main number, 781-647-JFCS (5327) or email your questions via our contact us page.