Connecticut Family Stability Project

Last updated Thursday, February 16, 2017

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Connecticut State’s Department of Children and Families (DCF) estimates that parental substance abuse is responsible for up to half of the instances when children ages 0-6 are identified as at risk for abuse, neglect, poor developmental outcomes, and/or removal from the home. The Connecticut Family Stability Pay for Success (PFS) project will deliver Family Based Recovery (FBR), an in-home family-based therapy designed to promote positive child-parent interactions and help parents on their path to substance abuse recovery, to 500 DCF-involved families with young children. The success of the project will be measured by reduced re-referrals to DCF and avoided out-of-home placements for children, as well as negative toxicology screens during treatment. Ultimately, a successful program will result in stronger parent-child bonds, safe and supportive environments for children to develop in, and better long-term social and economic outcomes for both parents and children.