Program for Families Affected by Substance Use (FBR)
Family-Based Recovery (FBR) provides in-home attachment-based parent-child therapy and contingency management substance abuse treatment. The mission of FBR is to ensure that substance affected children develop optimally in drug-free, safe and stable homes with their parent(s). FBR treats mothers and fathers who are actively using substances or who have recent history of substance abuse that are also parenting a child under the age of 8. Services are provided by a team of two clinicians and a family support specialist. The team provides individual, couples and family therapy; promotes positive parent-child interaction for secure attachment; works to increase a parent's awareness and understanding of child development; provides case management services and conducts weekly relapse prevention and parenting group. The program is funded by the State of Connecticut Department of Children and Families.