A community based program for children with Mass Health or for families working with the Department of Children and Families' (DCF), Family Networks program.
Walden Community Services at The Learning Center for the Deaf provides any family with a deaf member support under two programs. The first is a Family Support and Stabilization program for families working with DCF/Family Networks. The second is under the Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI), formerly the Rosie D. legislation, a program run by Mass Health. The Walden Wraparound Program services families in Metro Boston, Metrowest and the greater Worcester and Springfield areas.
Both programs operate within the model of Wraparound service delivery, subscribing to its values and philosophy. We are the only provider in the state able of offer families who have a deaf member linguistically accessible, culturally authentic and comprehensive services regarding the behavioral and emotional health of a child. Out of 32 Community Services Agencies (CSA's), the Walden Wraparound Program is one of three programs authorized to offer specialized services to a cultural/linguistic minority group—the Deaf community. The other two agencies offer services for Black families and for Latino Families, while the remaining CSA’s offer services specific to their geographic region.
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