Arbour-Fuller Hospital started offering In-Home Therapy and Therapeutic Mentoring as part of the Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI) and the program is now fully up and running.

The CBHI places the family and child at the center of the service delivery system and new services are being developed statewide to build an integrated system of behavioral health care. Arbour-Fuller Hospital offers both Therapeutic Mentoring and In-Home Therapy to MBHP clients under the age of 21.

In- Home Therapy is a structured, consistent, strengths-based therapeutic relationship between a licensed clinician and the youth and family for the purpose of treating the youth’s behavioral health needs, including improving the family’s capacity to provide effective support for the youth to promote his/her healthy functioning within the family.

Therapeutic Mentoring Services are provided to youth in any setting where the youth resides such as home, foster homes, school, child care settings, and respite. It offers structured one-to-one, strengths-based support services between a therapeutic mentor and a youth for the purpose of addressing daily living, social and communication needs. These services help to ensure the youth’s success in navigating various social contexts, learning new skills and making functional progress, while the Therapeutic Mentor offers supervision for the interactions and coaches the youth in age-appropriate behaviors, interpersonal communication, conflict resolution, and problem-solving.

The MassHealth managed care entities selected providers who responded to an application for network affiliations to participate in regional networks for the provision of in-home behavioral services, therapeutic mentoring and in-home therapy. Arbour-Fuller Community Service program can only accept MBHP-covered clients.

The program covers the following towns: Abington, Acushnet, Attleboro, Avon, Berkeley, Bridgewater, Brockton, Carver, Dartmouth, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, Easton, Fairhaven, Fall River, Freetown, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Holbrook, Kingston, Lakeville, Mansfield, Marion, Marshfield, Mattapoisett, Middleborough, New Bedford, North Attleboro, Norton, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Raynham, Rehoboth, Rochester, Rockland, Seekonk, Somerset, Stoughton, Swansea, Taunton, West Bridgewater, Westport, and Whitman.

For more information, please contact the Arbour-Fuller Community Services Department at (508) 838-2302.