Raising children with social, emotional and/or behavioral challenges is hard and demanding work. Families parenting children with complex needs are often at an increased risk for caregiving in isolation.
The Connected Families Respite (CFR) Program is designed to serve these families, offering both a “respite”—or a much-needed break—as well as the opportunity to strengthen their natural support networks.
CFR is a free, voluntary program offered to residents in the MetroBoston area raising youth with challenging social, emotional and/or behavioral presentations. Youth and families served do not need to have insurance or system involvement.
The Connected Families Respite Program uses a two-pronged approach to strengthen families: