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Walden Community Services

The Learning Center for the Deaf offers a continuum of linguistically and culturally specialized behavioral health services for deaf and hard of hearing children, adults, and their families.

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Community Service Agency (CSA) Wraparound

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Walden Community Services provides the Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI) services of Intensive Care Coordination/Family Partners (Wraparound). We provide linguistically and culturally competent services for families with a deaf or hard of hearing member, whether it is the child who is deaf/hard of hearing or the parent who is deaf or hard of hearing.

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Community Based Services

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Walden Community Services is committed to providing culturally and linguistically appropriate treatment for families with a deaf and/or hard of hearing family member. Our strength-based, individualized, and evidence-based approach supports youth with significant behavioral, emotional, and needs and their families. We provide in-home therapy and therapeutic mentoring to ensure the youth has optimal opportunities to thrive in their community. 

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Family Support and Stabilization (FSS)

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Walden Community Services works with the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) to provide family stabilization via Family Networks for families with a deaf or hard of hearing child or for families where the parents are deaf or hard of hearing. 

More about Family Support and Stabilization (FSS)

Referral

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Walden Community Services offers services that can help your child or family to be successful in home, school, community, and throughout life.

Click Here to Make a Referral

If your child is insured through MassHealth, schedule a consultation by calling the main office at 508-875-9529 or email WCSReferrals@tlcdeaf.org.

 

Community Service Agency (CSA) Wraparound

Desk

Walden Community Services provides the Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI) services of Intensive Care Coordination/Family Partners (Wraparound). We provide linguistically and culturally competent services for families with a deaf or hard of hearing member, whether it is the child who is deaf/hard of hearing or the parent who is deaf or hard of hearing.

More About Community Service Agency (CSA) Wraparound 

Community Based Services

A man talking to another man.

Walden Community Services is committed to providing culturally and linguistically appropriate treatment for families with a deaf and/or hard of hearing family member. Our strength-based, individualized, and evidence-based approach supports youth with significant behavioral, emotional, and needs and their families. We provide in-home therapy and therapeutic mentoring to ensure the youth has optimal opportunities to thrive in their community. 

More about Community Based Services

Family Support and Stabilization (FSS)

WCS staff talking one on one.

Walden Community Services works with the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) to provide family stabilization via Family Networks for families with a deaf or hard of hearing child or for families where the parents are deaf or hard of hearing. 

More about Family Support and Stabilization (FSS)

Referral

Lady signing to somebody

Walden Community Services offers services that can help your child or family to be successful in home, school, community, and throughout life.

Click Here to Make a Referral

If your child is insured through MassHealth, schedule a consultation by calling the main office at 508-875-9529 or email WCSReferrals@tlcdeaf.org.

 

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The 10 Essential Elements of Wraparound

  1. Based in the community.
  2. Services & supports are individualized, built on strengths, & meet the needs of children & families across life domains.
  3. The process is culturally competent.
  4. Families are full & active partners in every level.
  5. The approach is team-driven, involving the family, child, natural supports, agencies, & community services working together to develop, implement, and evaluate the individualized service plan.
  6. Child and family teams have adequate, flexible approaches & flexible funding.
  7. Plans include a balance of formal services & informal community & family resources.
  8. An unconditional commitment to serve children & families is essential.
  9. Plans are developed & implemented through an inter-agency, community-based collaborative process.
  10. Outcomes are determined & measured for the system, for the program, & for the individual child & family.

I'm a mother of an 18-year-old daughter with mental health issues. WCS changed me by helping me become a strong mother and helped me through the struggles of my daughter’s mental health issues. THANK YOU!

Kellyjo Copabianco
WCS Parent

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