Northeast Family Services offers comfort and support when your family needs assistance. Our company’s purpose is to provide our families with the absolute best service possible so that your family can succeed. You can be confident that Northeast Family Services will provide you with the excellent care that you deserve.
Children and Family Treatment Support Services (CFTSS)
Other Licensed Practitioner (OLP)
The clinical services provided under OLP are intended to help prevent the progression of behavioral health needs through early identification and intervention and may be provided to children/youth in need of assessment for whom behavioral health conditions have not yet been diagnosed, including but not limited to children ages birth-5. Services are also intended to provide treatment for children/youth with an existing diagnosis for whom flexible community-based treatment is needed to correct or ameliorate conditions identified during an assessment process, such as problems in functioning or capacity for healthy relationships. Services are provided by licensed clinicians.
Community Psychiatric Support and Treatment (CPST)
CPST services are goal-directed supports and solution-focused interventions intended to address challenges associated with a behavioral health need and to achieve identified goals or objectives as set forth in the child’s treatment plan. Activities provided under CPST are intended to assist the child/youth and family/caregivers to achieve stability and functional improvement in daily living, personal recovery and/or resilience, family and interpersonal relationships in school and community integration. The family/caregiver, therefore, is expected to have an integral role in the support and treatment of the child/youth’s behavioral health need. CPST is designed to provide community-based services to children and families who may have difficulty engaging in formal office settings but can benefit from home and/or community based rehabilitative services. CPST allows for delivery of services within a variety of permissible settings including, but not limited to, community locations where the child/youth lives, works, attends school, engages in services, and/or socializes.
Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR)
Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) services are designed to restore, rehabilitate, and support a child’s/youth’s developmentally appropriate functioning as necessary for the integration of the child/youth as an active and productive member of their family and community with the goal of achieving minimal on-going professional intervention.
Services assist with implementing interventions on a treatment plan to compensate for, or eliminate, functional deficits and interpersonal and/or behavioral health barriers associated with a child/youth’s behavioral health needs. Activities are “hands on” and task oriented, intended to achieve the identified goals or objectives as set forth in the child/youth’s individualized treatment plan. These services must include assisting the child/youth to develop and apply skills in natural settings. PSR services are to be recommended by a licensed practitioner and a part of a treatment plan. The child-youth must have a diagnosis to receive this service.
Family Peer Support Services (FPSS)
Family Peer Support Services (FPSS) are an array of formal and informal activities and supports provided to families caring for/raising a child who is experiencing social, emotional, medical, developmental, substance use, and/or behavioral challenges in their home, school, placement, and/or community.
FPSS provide a structured, strength-based relationship between a Family Peer Advocate (FPA) with lived experience and the parent/family member/caregiver for the benefit of the child/youth. Family is defined as the primary caregiving unit and is inclusive of the wide diversity of primary caregiving units in our culture. Family is a birth, foster, adoptive, or self- created unit of people residing together, with significant attachment to the individual, consisting of adult(s) and/or child(ren), with adult(s) performing duties of parenthood/caregiving for the child(ren) even if the individual is living outside of the home.
Youth Peer Support (YPS)
Youth Peer Support (YPS) services are formal and informal services and supports provided to youth, who are experiencing social, medical, emotional, developmental, substance use, and/or behavioral challenges in their home, school, placement, and/or community-centered services. These services provide the training and support necessary to ensure engagement and active participation of the youth in the treatment planning process and with the ongoing implementation and reinforcement of skills.
Youth Peer Support activities must be intended to develop and achieve the identified goals and/or objectives as set forth in the youth’s individualized treatment plan. The structured, scheduled activities provided by this service emphasize the opportunity for the youth to expand the skills and strategies necessary to move forward in meeting their personal, individualized life goals, develop self-advocacy skills, and to support their transition into adulthood.
Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) are designed to allow children and youth to participate in developmentally and culturally appropriate services through Medicaid. HCBS are designed for people who, if not receiving these services, would require the level of care provided in a more restrictive environment such as a long-term care facility or psychiatric inpatient care and for those at risk of elevating to that level of care.
To receive HCBS under Medicaid, a child or youth must be determined eligible based on meeting target population, risk factors, and functional criteria measured by the HCBS/LOC Eligibility Determination. This is done by a Health Home and they then make the referral to a HCBS provider. There are 4 services offered under this program:
Caregiver/Family Support and Services
Caregiver/Family Supports and Services enhance the child/youth’s ability, regardless of disability (developmental, physical, and/or behavioral), to function as part of a caregiver/family unit and enhance the caregiver/family’s ability to care for the child/youth in the home and/or community. Family is broadly defined, and can include families created through birth, foster care, adoption, or a self-created unit. When outlined in the child/youth’s treatment plan, the service can be delivered to multiple family members or other identified resources for the child/youth by more than one practitioner to address the child/youth’s needs by educating, engaging, and guiding their families to ensure that the child/youth and family’s needs are met.
Prevocational Services are individually designed to prepare a youth (age 14 or older) to engage in paid work, volunteer work, or career exploration. Prevocational Services are not job-specific, but rather are geared toward facilitating success in any work environment for youth whose disabilities do not permit them access to other prevocational services. The service will be reflected in youth’s treatment plan and must be directed to teaching skills rather than explicit employment objectives. In addition, Prevocational Services assist with facilitating appropriate work habits, acceptable job behaviors, and learning job production requirements.
Supported Employment services are individually designed to prepare youth with disabilities (age 14 or older) to engage in paid work. Supported Employment services provide assistance to participants with disabilities as they perform in a work setting. Supported Employment provides ongoing supports to participants who, because of their disabilities, need intensive on-going support to obtain and maintain an individual job in competitive or customized employment, or self-employment, in an integrated work setting in the general workforce for which an individual is compensated at or above the minimum wage, but not less than the customary wage and level of benefits paid by the employer for the same or similar work performed by individuals without disabilities. The outcome of this service is sustained paid employment at or above the minimum wage in an integrated setting in the general workforce, in a job that meets personal and career goals.
Community Self Advocacy Training and Supports
Community Self-Advocacy Training and Support provides family, caregivers, and collateral contacts with techniques and information not generally available so that they can better respond to the needs of the participant. Community Self-Advocacy Training and Support is intended to assist the child/youth, family/caregiver, and collateral contacts in understanding and addressing the participant’s needs related to their disability(ies). The use of this service may appropriately be provided to prevent problems in community settings as well as when the child/youth is experiencing difficulty. The treatment plan objectives must clearly state how the service can prevent as well as ameliorate existing problems and to what degree. Community Self-Advocacy Training and Support improves the child/youth’s ability to gain from the community experience and enables the child/youth’s environment to respond appropriately to the child/youth’s disability and/or healthcare issues.
To be eligible for outpatient services, child must be under 21, be a resident of the program's respective state, be a member of Medicaid or Medicaid Managed Care or have Commerical Insurance, and have a moderate to severe cognitive, physical, developmental, and/or psychiatric condition.
Our clinic provides a range of diagnostic and treatment services on an outpatient basis. Outpatient therapy is provided to children, youth and families for a variety of presenting concerns. Our staff is highly trained and skilled to help you learn new strategies to deal effectively with challenging behaviors and emotions.
Individual Therapy with youth uses a variety of activities to establish communication with the therapist and resolve problems. Therapists work with the child to express emotions and problems that would be too difficult to discuss without assistance.
Family therapy is facilitated by a therapist, sometimes with the entire family group and sometimes with individuals. Family therapy helps family members improve their understanding of and the ways in which they respond to one another. This type of therapy can resolve patterns of behavior that might lead to more severe mental illness. It can also help educate individuals about the nature of mental disorders and teach them skills to better cope with the effects of having a family member with a mental illness (e.g. dealing with feelings of anger or guilt).
ABA is an evidenced-based approach to understanding and changing behavior. By determining the function of behaviors, a behavior analyst identifies ways to modify the home environment and teach new skills to improve an individual’s health and safety, ability to communicate, and family relationships.
Sonia Haynes, our Program Director, received her undergraduate degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice from the College of Mount Saint Vincent and holds a Master Degree in School Psychology from Mercy College as well as a Master Degree in Clinical Social Work from Rutgers University. She is currently attending Simmons University for her Doctorate in Social Work. Sonia has worked in behavioral health field for 16 years, first as a clinician for children/adolescents and their families in the child welfare system and then to a Supervisor of in-home behavioral health services, to then Director of Behavioral Health Services.
Sonia joined Northeast Family Services in 2021 as Program Director of Behavioral Health Services New York and is excited to offer quality care for youth and families through the programs of CFTSS, HCBS and outpatient services.
Sasha Cureton, Clinical Supervisor, received her undergraduate degree in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and holds a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. Sasha has been working in the field of mental health for the past 19 years and has experience working with children and families in community-based settings, as well as residential settings. In addition to specializing in play therapy services, she has also acquired the experience and training to be able to effectively utilize trauma informed practices, with a strengths-based approach. Sasha has experience working with court involved youth, as well as families involved with the child welfare system.
Sasha joined Northeast Family Services in 2021 as a Clinical Supervisor for Behavioral Health Services New York and is looking forward to offering quality care for youth and families through the programs of CFTSS, HCBS and outpatient services
145 Huguenot Street
New Rochelle, New York 10801
Office Hours 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Office Number 332-215-6631
Fax Number 914-999-6022