when should you contact Clifford Beers?

ACADEMICS & SCHOOL

Are your child’s grades changing?  Is the teacher noticing inappropriate behaviors or reporting assignments incomplete?

BEHAVIOR & PERSONALITY

Are you noticing a shift? Is your once-happy child now withdrawn?  Does he or she appear isolated and sad? Is he or she now throwing frequent temper tantrums?  Is there too much alone time?

SOCIAL

INTERACTION

 

Does your child have friends? Have friends changed? Are the new friends a good fit?

SPEECH & DEVELOPMENT

 

Does your child point to objects instead of using words?  Is he or she meeting standard growth milestones, or is there a delay causing concern?

TRAUMA

 

 

Did something happen? A single event can require care. Examples of trauma include:
 

  • loss of a loved one

  • physical or sexual abuse

  • verbal or emotional abuse

  • violence (home, school, community)

  • divorce

  • natural disaster

  • witnessing a traumatic event

  • frightening accident

  • neglect

programs and services

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Outpatient services deliver treatment to children and families facing a wide variety of presenting issues including, but not limited to, ADHD, depression, family conflict, adjustment difficulties, behavioral disorders, etc. Outpatient Services are designed to deliver trauma-informed therapy to children and families impacted by trauma. Types of trauma experienced by families seen at CBC include domestic violence, sexual abuse, community violence and loss of a loved one.

Outpatient Services can include individual, family and group therapy as well as medication management. The specific nature of the therapy and its frequency will be determined based on the needs of the child and his/her family.

93 Edwards Street, New Haven, CT

  • Monday - Thursday 8AM to 8PM

  • Friday 8AM to 6PM
     

98 Elm Street, West Haven, CT

  • Monday - Thursday 8AM to 8PM

  • Friday by appointment
     

1575 Boston Post Road, Building B, Unit C, Guilford, CT

  • Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 12PM to 8PM

Fees: We take most major insurances. Please click here for more information. All co-pays are due at the time of the visit. If needed, a self-pay arrangement can be made.

Outpatient Clinic(s)

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A family-focused program that uses the wraparound team model. Care Coordinators coordinate the needs of the child and family. We assist the family in developing solutions, identify community resources and supports based on need and help promote permanent connections for the family with an array of supports and resources within their community.


The target population for Care Coordination are children and youth, ages birth through 18, who: have complex behavioral health needs, who display serious emotional and behavioral disturbances; require intensive coordination of multiple services to meet those needs and who are at risk to be, or have already been, separated from their family and/or, community (i.e. residential or hospital-level care) for the primary purpose of receiving mental health or behavioral health-related services.


Care Coordination covers the towns of Branford, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven.

93 Edwards Street, New Haven, CT

  • Monday - Thursday 8AM to 8PM

  • Friday 8AM to 6PM

  • Community events (days and times vary)

Fees: There is no fee for service.
 

Referral Process: 

  • Referrals come from anyone in the community or clinic including the family themselves. Children involved in DCF protective or voluntary services are ineligible for care coordination and respite care services. 

Care Coordination

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Project CATCH (Collaboration, Advocacy, and Treatment for CHildren) supports families recovering from the trauma of sexual abuse and domestic violence. This program provides advocacy, case management, and support for children and their families who have suffered these types of traumas.

 

Project CATCH serves children and young adults up to the age of 26, who have experienced sexual abuse or domestic violence; parents who were molested as children; parents and children who have experienced domestic violence; and parents, siblings, and household family members of sexual abuse children.

 

93 Edwards Street, New Haven, CT

  • Monday - Thursday 8AM to 8PM

  • Friday 8AM to 6PM

Fees: There is no fee for service.

Project CATCH

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The Child First program is an evidence-based, in-home intervention aimed at increasing the best possible outcomes in overall development for children aged birth to five years old. A team composed of a Mental Health/Developmental Clinician and a Care Coordinator work with children and their caregivers to promote the best possible outcomes for children and their families.

Types of services provided may include engagement, stabilization, assessment, a plan of care, two-generation, trauma-informed child-parent psychotherapy and parent guidance, mental health assessment and consultation and care coordination.

93 Edwards Street, New Haven, CT

  • Monday - Thursday 8AM to 8PM

  • Friday 8AM to 6PM

  • Each team provides evening visits two nights per week until 7PM
     

Fees: There is no fee for service.

Child First

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This program will engage families who have received a Family Assessment Response (FAR) from the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and connect them to concrete, traditional and non-traditional resources and services in their community. This inclusive approach and partnership place the family in the lead role of its own service delivery. The role of the Community Support Worker (CSW) and the Parent Navigator (PN) are to assist the family in developing solutions, identify community resources and supports based on need and help promote permanent connections for the family with an array of supports and resources within their community.

93 Edwards Street, New Haven, CT

  • Monday - Thursday 8AM to 8PM

  • Friday 8AM to 6PM

  • Community events (days and times vary)

Fees: There is no fee for service.
 

Referral Process: 

  • Referrals come from DCF only.  

Community Support for Families (CSF)

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CST is an in-home intervention designed for children and adolescents who require additional services to be maintained safely in the community. CST uses current family systemic interventions to provide an ecological approach to eradicate problematic and risky behaviors. The program provides wraparound case management as well as parenting sessions aimed at clarifying and strengthening the family hierarchy, increasing family safety, and promoting healthy connections. Sometimes, the in-home team is used to help families who are being reunified after a period of separation, i.e., an adolescent returning home from a residential facility or another congregate setting.

In-Home parenting intervention provides family therapy and parenting support as well as medication management. The specific nature of the therapy is determined after the assessment and its frequency is a minimum of 2 times a week. The frequency is determined by the needs of the child and his/her family. Where appropriate, referrals are made for additional services, e.g., care coordination.

93 Edwards Street, New Haven, CT

  • Monday - Thursday 8AM to 8PM

  • Friday 8AM to 6PM

Fees: We take most major insurances. Please click here for more information. All co-pays are due at the time of the visit. If needed, a self-pay arrangement can be made.

Community Support Team (CST)

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Emergency Mobile Crisis Services at Clifford Beers are designed to deliver crisis assessment and stabilization to children and families of the Greater New Haven area. Types of crisis frequently assessed at CB include suicidal thoughts, homicidal thoughts, school avoidance, out of control and aggressive behaviors, depression, and anxiety. EMPS also delivers crisis intervention treatment to children and families facing a wide variety of other presenting issues including, but not limited to, ADHD, family conflict, adjustment difficulties, autism spectrum disorders, behavioral disorders, etc.

93 Edwards Street, New Haven, CT

  • Monday - Thursday 6AM to 8PM

  • Friday 8AM to 6PM

  • Emergency Mobile Crisis Services is on-call hour from 7:30PM to 10PM Monday-Thursday, 5:30PM to 10PM on Friday and 1PM to 10PM on weekends and holidays. Emergency Mobile Crisis Services can be contacted by dialing 2-1-1 and dialing 1 and then 1 to get to a call specialist ASAP. 

Fees: We take most major insurances. Please click here for more information. All co-pays are due at the time of the visit. If needed, a self-pay arrangement can be made.

Emergency Mobile Crisis Services

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The Marne Street Clinic serves children and adults with Autism, Intellectual, and Developmental Disabilities as a place where individuals and families will receive the full range of services needed to improve their health and quality of life, allowing them to reach their fullest potential physically, intellectually and socially. The focus will be on the patients and their environment, including personal, social, academic, physical and occupational functioning.

Types of services provided may include individual, family or group therapy, and medication management. Referrals during the start-up phase may include psychiatry, crisis intervention, speech and language pathology, applied behavior analysis, nutritional services, and care coordination.

41 Marne Street, Hamden, CT

  • Monday - Thursday 6AM to 7PM

  • Friday 8AM to 6PM 

Fees: We take most major insurances. Please click here for more information. All co-pays are due at the time of the visit. If needed, a self-pay arrangement can be made.

Marne Street Clinic (Autism/ID/DD)

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Psychiatry services may include individual, family and group therapy as well as medication management. The specific nature of the therapy and its frequency will be determined based on the needs of the child and his/her family. Where appropriate, referrals are made for additional services, e.g., care coordination.

93 Edwards Street, New Haven, CT

  • Monday 8:30AM to 6:30PM

  • Tuesday 8AM to 7PM

  • Wednesday 9AM to 6PM

  • Thursday 8AM to 5PM

  • Friday 8AM to 5PM

Contact: To schedule, cancel an appointment or if you have questions about your appointment time,
please dial (203) 772-1270 ext 1228 or by pushing 4 as prompted.

 

Fees: We take most major insurances. Please click here for more information. All co-pays are due at the time of the visit. If needed, a self-pay arrangement can be made.

Medication Questions: Questions about side effects (that are not life-threatening), contact the clinic for support ext 1264. After hours if you are unable to reach the clinic or the answering service, please contact your pediatrician or primary care doctor for support.

Psychiatry Services

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SAFE- Family Recovery: Screening, Engagement, and Family Recovery Service is a Department of Children, Families (DCF) funded program that will provide substance use screening and home/community-based support services for parents/caregivers who need additional resources to sustain their recovery. SAFE-FR provides 4 different services:

 

  • SBIRT- Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment

  • MDFR- Multidimensional Family Recovery

  • RMCS- Recovery Management Check-Ups and Support

  • Hair Testing (for substance use)

  • Bridgeport and Norwalk DCF Offices: By appointment

  • Homes: By appointment

  • Clinic Offices: By appointment

Contact: To schedule, cancel an appointment or if you have questions about your appointment time,
please dial (203) 772-1270 ext 1228 or by pushing 4 as prompted.

 

Fees: No fee for services.

Referral Process: Referrals come from DCF only.

SAFE-Family Recovery

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School services are designed to deliver trauma-informed clinical and/or care coordination support to children and families in school and community settings. Embedding support in your child’s school reduces the barriers that many families experience when seeking help (i.e. transportation).

School Services can include individual, family and group therapy, care coordination, as well as medication management. Trauma screening may also be provided at your child’s school to assess the need for services. The specific nature of the therapy and its frequency will be determined based on the needs of the child and his/her family. Families may also receive care coordination support (6 months, in-home/community) to increase community resources and support family stability. Where appropriate, referrals are made for additional services.

Hours and days will vary according to your child’s school hours and their school schedule. Services may take place at your residence (i.e. care coordination) or your child’s school, during the school day and will be scheduled as best as possible to not interfere with your child’s academic classes.

 

Fees: We take most major insurances. Please click here for more information. All co-pays are due at the time of the visit. If needed, a self-pay arrangement can be made. Insurance or payment is not required for all services (i.e. care coordination).

School-Based Services

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This outpatient level of care is designed for children and adolescents of both genders, ages 4-through 18, who are relatively successful in the community, but have a history of, or are currently engaging in problematic sexual behaviors. Interventions are aimed at:
 

  • addressing the impact of traumatic experiences

  • increasing age-appropriate coping strategies

  • developing emotional regulation and empathy

  • proving family relations

  • increasing self-competence

93 Edwards Street, New Haven, CT

  • Monday - Thursday 8AM to 8PM

  • Friday 8AM to 6PM

Fees: We take most major insurances. Please click here for more information. All co-pays are due at the time of the visit. If needed, a self-pay arrangement can be made.

Specialized Services

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Speech therapy will serve children and adults with Autism, Intellectual, and Developmental Disabilities who have speech and/or language disorders based on assessment. Types of delays and disorders that may be treated include language delays, articulation disorders, receptive and expressive language disorders, phonological disorders, apraxia of speech, social language disorders, and fluency disorders.

 

Goals will focus on teaching the client and/or caregivers strategies to improve communication in their environment. If your child is receiving speech services through their school, it will be asked that you provide a copy of their IEP.

The Speech Therapy Program offers assessments to determine strengths and weaknesses in all areas of speech and language. Based on the assessment, clients who present with a speech and/or language disorder will be offered individual or group therapy sessions depending on the client’s needs.

  • Call and schedule an appointment for services. Appointments are available Monday - Friday based on availability.

  • Speech therapy appointments may be recommended once or twice weekly based on your child’s assessed need.

 

Fees: We take most major insurances. Please click here for more information. All co-pays are due at the time of the visit. If needed, a self-pay arrangement can be made. 

Speech Therapy at Marne Street Clinic

 

OPEN ACCESS “WALK-IN” HOURS

(first-time appointments)

 monday

9:30am to 2pm

thursday

9:30am to 2pm

93 edwards street,

new haven, ct

 

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more information on

open access "walk-in" hours 

 
 

What to bring to your first Clifford Beers visit

It will be helpful if you make sure to have the following items with you during your first visit: 

  • Parent/legal guardian of child

  • Child in need of services

  • Insurance card

  • Social Security card (if available)

Please plan to be with us for approximately 90 minutes to two hours.  Note: we offer case management and family advocacy during our walk-in hours.  

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93 Edwards Street
New Haven, CT 06511
P: 203 772-1270 
F: 203 772-0051
 www.cliffordbeers.org
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