Our Family Support Services
CSO’s Family Support Services are part of the Massachusetts Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI). As one of the region’s leading family support service providers, CSO is committed to engaging youth and families in individualized and coordinated care that is family-centered and community-based.
All CBHI services are voluntary.
Services are available at your home, in our offices, or at the location of your choice.
Urgent access available. Walk-in appointment gladly accepted.
Intensive Care Coordination (ICC)
A model of care coordination using the "wraparound" team approach for youth and families. This service is especially appropriate for youth who receive services from multiple providers or state agencies, including special education services. ICC is provided by a professional Care Coordinator along with a Family Partner. CSO is the ICC provider for the Hampshire/Franklin/North Quabbin area.
In-Home Therapy (IHT)
Intensive, family-focused therapy and support is provided by one or more members of a team consisting of professional and paraprofessional staff. IHT teams treat the child/youth's behavioral health needs and help the family support the youth in the home, with a goal of reducing the need for out-of-home placements.
Family Support & Training (FS&T)
FS&T links parents/caregivers with a "family partner," a person with life experience as the parent or caregiver of a child with behavioral health needs who has been trained to provide support to families. FS&T may be part of Intensive Care Coordination or may be provided in conjunction with an existing behavioral health treatment plan for outpatient therapy or In-Home therapy.
A therapeutic mentor works one-on-one with a child or youth who, because of behavioral health needs, requires support and coaching to learn social skills, including better ways to communicate and get along with others. Therapeutic mentoring helps the child achieve goals identified in an existing treatment plan for outpatient therapy or in-home therapy, or goals from an Individualized Care Plan for a child receiving Intensive Care Coordination.
In-Home Behavioral Services (IHBS)
Including behavior assessment, therapy and ongoing behavioral monitoring, IHBS is provided in the home or community for children and youth with specific problem behaviors that may not be addressed by other therapeutic approaches.
Athol 491 Main Street 978. 249.9490
Gardner 205 School Street 978.632.9400
Greenfield 1 Arch Place 413.774.1000
Northampton 8 Atwood Drive 413.582.0471
Pittsfield 877 South Street 413.236.5656
Springfield 130 Maple Street 413.737.9544
All Stars Afterschool Program
34 N. Maple St, Florence 413.387.4080
250 S. Main St., Athol 978.709.0410
6 Arch Place, Greenfield 413.775.6750
Age-appropriate social activities
Family resources to support youth at home
Individual, family and group counseling to create individualized care
With sites in Florence, Greenfield, and Athol, The All Stars Program is a DMH-funded after-school program. All Stars provides therapeutic day services for youth between the ages of 6 and 18 who experience serious emotional disturbances that interfere with meaningful social connections. All Stars provides structured support and clinical interventions that strengthen youth resiliency and help them to develop skills related to social engagement, leadership and independence. Call 413.774.1000 for information regarding eligibility.
The Bridge Family Resource Center
101 University Drive, Suite A3, Amherst 413.549.0297
Parent Support Groups
Educational classes including financial literacy
Arts, cultural, and recreational activities--dance, yoga, and more!
Specialized clinical supports for youth and their families
Family Groups for learning and skill-building
The Bridge is a community-based, family-driven program supporting families and their children ages 0-18 years old. The Bridge is one of a network of eighteen Family Resource Centers across the Commonwealth. All services are free and available to any child or family. Our monthly calendar outlines available programs.
Watch our overview video here.