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Star
Program

The Mission of CRI's Short Term Assessment and Respite (STAR) programs is for at-risk, abused, or neglected children to have a safe, stabilizing experience with the support of caring staff in a short-term, home-like, therapeutic setting.

CRI operates five STAR programs in the communities of Bristol and Windsor.  These homes provide temporary housing, assessment, and stabilization to children that have been abused and/or neglected and are in crisis and/or homeless in Connecticut.  Treatment is focused on stabilization and assessment in a trauma-sensitive environment with milieu, individual, group, and family therapy as determined by the treatment plan.

Each facility has six beds, is gender-specific and has programming geared to meet the needs of that gender.  Children served range in age from 11-17 years old. Assessments are completed within 30 days of admission, with recommendations for long-term placement and successful treatment that meets or exceeds the child’s needs.  Treatment objectives are determined by the individual needs of the child and are incorporated into the multimodal treatment program of each home.  Families are also invited to participate in treatment and placement planning for the children.

The children served have some level of emotional and behavioral difficulty necessitating the assessment and/or respite services on an emergency basis.  A secure, safe, trauma-sensitive environment is provided with clinical services available to help children adjust and prepare for the next placement.  All children are referred by DCF, and the program is funded by DCF.

For more information about the STAR Program, please e-mail Shawn Strickland  at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 860-621-7600 ext. 142




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