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Intensive Programs

Community Alternative Program (CAP)
125 Whiting Street, New Britain, CT 06051
(860) 223-4896

The CAP Extended Day Treatment Program provides comprehensive clinical services in an intensive five day a week after school program. These services are designed for at-risk children/youth in transition from residential placements or hospitalization, or those at risk of hospitalization due to serious behavioral problems, depression, psychosis, or serious traumatization. Services involve the child and family/caregiver and are provided in two tracks—one for children age 6 to 11, and one for youth age 12 to 16—to ensure developmentally targeted and appropriate interventions.

Services are provided by a multidisciplinary team of a Child Psychiatrist, Social Workers, Licensed Family Therapists, Master’s Prepared Clinical Case Managers and Mental Health Workers and include individual and group therapies, family therapy, in-home family therapy as indicated, medication management, psychiatric and psychosocial assessments, crisis services, case management and outreach. Program hours are from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Services are provided from 2:30 to 5:30 pm during the school year and from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm in the summer.

If you would like to make a referral to the SHINE or CAP EDT programs, please click here to access the statewide referral form to access the statewide referral form.
SHINE referrals should be faxed directly to our Waterbury office at 203-596-3752, and CAP referrals should be faxed directly to our New Britain office at 860-223-3297.

SHINE Extended Day Treatment Program
36 Sheffield Street, Waterbury, CT 06704
(203) 596-9724

SHINE Extended Day Treatment (EDT) Program is designed to help children and adolescents (ages 5 to 17) in the Greater Waterbury area. The program provides therapeutic services for up to 6 months, and clients attend 2-5 days/week, Monday-Friday. The program operates 52 weeks per year, with schedules based around the Waterbury public school calendar. 

The program accepts children ages 5-17 who have had difficulties stabilizing in lower levels of care; present with behavioral and emotional problems of moderate severity; and these problems lead to persistent difficulties with peer, sibling, and/or family relationships and their daily functioning.

Our client-centered approach involves the child and caregiver with the formulation of treatment goals and ongoing therapeutic supports. Family and multi-family therapy interventions are scheduled throughout the entire course of treatment. Our office is conveniently located on a city bus route. Transportation services are available for Husky insured clients.

Multidisciplinary Team (MDT)
270 John Downey Drive, New Britain, CT 06051
(860) 826-1358
MDT is a team of collaborating agencies across the state that works with the Department of Children and Families (DCF) to assess high risk children placed out of state and works to bring them back to Connecticut. The Central Connecticut MIT has been in existence for over a decade and reviews approximately 100 cases of criminal level child physical and sexual abuse annually. The team meets weekly in New Britain and Bristol and works to provide services to victims and their families, as well as provides a forum for DCF, law enforcement, prosecutors, and other community providers to follow a case until it is resolved.

Contact Us

CMHA
270 John Downey Drive
New Britain, CT 06051

  • 860.826.1358

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