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Adult Services

Adult Services

Careers at CRI

Careers at CRI

Children's Services

Children's Services

Foster Care and Adoption

Foster Care & Adoption

Help Kids Grow Fundraising Event

Help Kids Grow Event


DCF/Child Welfare & Community based services

Credentialed Service

Supervised Visitation/Assessment Toward Reunification

Children are transported to scheduled visitation, which can occur at the DCF office, CRI office or in the community.The social worker provides therapeutic intervention, modeling, and parenting education, as necessary. Social workers work intensely with the parents to assist in achieving their goals towards reunification.These services can include assistance with locating housing and budgeting skills.

Community Based Services 

Intensive Family Preservation

For adoptive families in crisis or at risk of disruption, this intensive level of programming is utilized to strengthen and stabilize the family system.  Typically the social worker meets with the family multiple times per week.  Parent training, therapeutic interventions, crisis management, and guidance regarding treatment issues are offered.  Additionally, social workers can assist with such case management issues as accessing services, developing a healthy support system, budgeting, and advocating for the family's unique needs. 

Reunification Maintenance

Designed to support families who are ready to parent somewhat independently but would still benefit from some support services, the schedule of visits generally includes gradually decreasing social worker contact to encourage independence on the part of the family.

Recruitment/ Search & Family Engagement

CRI provides specialized recruitment of families for children who have been waiting too long for adoptive families. Services can include presenting the child to interested families and posting the child's information on CRI's web page and at public events. Creative recruitment efforts such as case mining to search for natural supports, informational sessions for families interested in a particular child and public adoption events have been arranged by CRI staff. Visits are conducted with the child to become acquainted with his/her needs and help prepare him/her for the transition to a forever family.

Placement and Post Placement Services

Services can include transportation to and from visits between the child and new family, and ongoing clinical and case management support before and after the transition. Ongoing assessment, parent education, assisting in accessing community services, and helping the family work through any adjustment issues are all included in this level of service.

Post Adoption Support

It is CRI's belief that families who receive support services on a long term basis have the least risk of adoption disruption. The focus of post adoption support emphasizes empowering and strengthening the family unit, as well as giving families the tools and confidence to navigate various systems, address issues as they arise, and parent effectively.

Families who have adopted and who are struggling in any way with their adopted children should call the Uconn Adoption Assistance Program at 877/679-1961. Adoptive families can request post adoption support services through CRI.

For more information contact Stacy Kelsey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 860-621-7600 Ext. 226




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