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Educational Services for Adolescents & Children

After-School Programs

Rushford prevention specialists provide after-school programming for students at Keigwin School and Woodrow Wilson Middle School in Middletown.

The SMART Leaders program meets twice weekly and helps youth to build self-esteem, make responsible decisions and handle conflict productively. Students focus on social skills including leadership, mentoring, peer mediation and community service activities.
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Anti-Bullying Program

Rushford has pioneered anti-bullying efforts at several Middlesex County schools, working with administration, staff, and students to provide a variety of platforms to address the bullying issue that affect students, the bully and the bullied. This risk factor has been identified as a strong issue in the school through needs assessment.
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Clinical Day Treatment Schools

Natchaug Clinical Day Treatment Schools (CDT) are located at six sites throughout Eastern Connecticut. Students are referred and placed by Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) to provide education to these students on a short or long term basis, dependent on school needs.
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ISHC Independent School Health Check

The ISHC seeks to identify the factors that influence healthy, as well as unhealthy behavior in students.
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Joshua Center Programs

Natchaug's Joshua Center Programs treat children as young as six and as old as 17 who are struggling with psychiatric or substance abuse issues, but do not require inpatient care.

The intensive, structured clinical treatment offers three to four hours of treatment up to five days a week. These intensive treatment programs can help prevent the need for hospitalization. They can also help people make the transition to home after inpatient or residential treatment. Natchaug brings this clinical care closer to people’s homes by offering programs throughout Eastern Connecticut.
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Journey House Program

In 2004, Natchaug Hospital opened a 13-bed transitional living community on its Mansfield Center campus to provide intensive, comprehensive mental health treatment and special education for court-involved adolescent girls.
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MHISC Mental Health in Independent School Communities

MHISC is a consultation service designed to meet the unique needs of independent schools.
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Rushford Academy

Rushford Academy is a long-term residential substance abuse treatment program for adolescents males ages 13 to 17. The program is provided in collaboration with the Connecticut Department of Children and Families.
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Rushford at Stonegate

Since 1975, Rushford has helped thousands of families recover from the devastating effects of addiction. We developed Rushford at Stonegate to specifically help teens and their families who are struggling with alcohol and drug addiction. Our experienced and compassionate staff understand what you are going through and are here to help. Do not wait any longer.
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Student Assistance Programs

Rushford prevention specialists provide support to students in Westbrook High School and at Keigwin and Woodrow Wilson middle schools in Middletown. Activities are designed to meet each school’s needs and include individual assessment, consultation and referrals; skill groups; youth support groups; mediation; and peer leadership training.
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Special Education

Through The Webb Schools and Institute of Living, Special Education services provide therapeutic and educational experiences to students.
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The Webb School Programs

For decades, The Institute of Living has been at the forefront of Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

Special education programs began in 1968, providing therapeutic and educational experiences to students in the Hartford and Central Connecticut area. Today, The Webb Schools provide a comprehensive array of services to public schools, ranging from in-district consultations to student enrollments at one of our state-approved, special education schools located in Hartford and Cheshire. Our mission is to provide individually tailored programs for students in the least restrictive environment. We also provide consultation and education concerning mental health issues in schools to parents, communities, and school districts.
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