NFI Massachusetts works collaboratively with the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families and the Department of Mental Health to provide a variety of services to youth and their families in the Commonwealth. We offer home-based services in numerous communities throughout the northeastern part of the state. Many families have benefited from the dedicated and skillful clinicians, in-home mentors, parent partners and other support staff who bring high quality services directly to their homes and communities.
In addition to its home-based programming, NFI operates a number of residential programs that offer out of home placement for girls and boys with mental health diagnoses and/or who have experienced histories of significant trauma in their lives. These programs are staffed by well-trained and compassionate individuals who provide twenty-four hour care and help the youth develop social and distress tolerance skills.
The programs and services in our Behavioral Health Division use the Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC) framework. ARC is an evidence-based practice and set of interventions proven to be effective in processing the effects of traumatic stress caused by multiple or prolonged traumas. ARC has been recognized in the National Traumatic Stress Network’s Empirically Supported Treatments and Promising Practices guide as effective for youth 2-21 years old.
The aim of all of our Behavioral Health services is to provide youth and their families with the skills and resources to live fulfilling and successful lives in their home communities.
Community Based Services:
- Foundations for Families
- Intensive Foster Care
- Multisystemic Therapy (MST)
- North Shore Continuum
- Safe Harbor Transition to Independent Living (TIL)
- Lowell Family Resource Center
Short Term Assessment and Rapid Reintegration (STARR) Programs: