What We Do

Multidimensional Family Therapy Program

Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT) works with adolescents and their families to significantly decrease or eliminate substance abuse, develop a healthy lifestyle, and improve overall family functioning by strengthening relationships and fostering healthy communication. Adolescents are also able to improve behaviors at home, in school, in the community and in peer relationships. Parents increase their self-esteem in order to successfully advocate for their children and access community resources.

MDFT provides:

  • intensive in-home services that include 2-3 therapeutic sessions weekly (individual parent sessions, individual adolescent sessions and family sessions)
  • 24/7 support from clinical therapists for crisis stabilization
  • wraparound case management services including advocacy and collaboration with schools, the court system, DCF and other community resources
  • connections to pro-social and vocational activities.

MDFT has been validated for use as a:

  • preventative model
  • early intervention approach
  • outpatient substance abuse treatment
  • step-down from residential or drug treatment facilities

Access Services
MDFT serves adolescents ages of 9-18 in Hartford, West Hartford and Windsor. MDFT also works with adolescents as they transition out of inpatient programs or other residential facilities.

Clients must be referred from the following referral sources: Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF), Juvenile Court System, Care Coordination, school social workers/psychologists, clinicians and other community providers.

Adolescents and identified care giver(s) must be available to meet on a weekly basis for 3 hours of therapeutic services and 1-2 hours of case management services.

No one will be denied access to services due to inability to pay. There is a discounted/sliding fee schedule for this program.

No se le negará servicios si no puede pagar.