Programs and Services

The Center for Family Based Services

The Center for Family Based Services

The Center for Family Based Services (CFBS) provides a range of counseling services to support children, adolescents, caregivers, and families who have experienced significant stresses, and helps them effectively cope with life challenges.

About CFBS

Our clinicians provide strengthbased and practical support to enhance clients' overall functioning at home, in school, and out in the community. At CFBS our diverse staff understands and respects that each child and family is unique, and that cultural traditions are important and valuable.

Our counselors look at each person individually, assess their needs, and provide appropriate services, interventions, and support. We strive to enhance a caregiver's ability to manage their child or adolescent's behavior and improve their parenting skills. Our goal is to help each child and family reach their fullest potential. Keeping families safe, while supporting the overall social and emotional well-being of family members is our goal.

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Men in the Making

Our counselors work with teachers, male students, and their families. They assist in identifying needs, mental/emotional health, and inner strengths to maximize social and emotional development.

Program Impact

Men in the Making (MIM) is designed to help boys overcome barriers by:

  • Providing gender-sensitive training for teachers, consultations with parents and other potential mentors
  • Generating awareness and appreciation for the role that nurture can play in mitigating behavioral issues
  • Sensitizing school staff toward identifying the social and emotional stresses behind acting out
  • Encouraging educators to share experiences and solution-focused approaches

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Men in the Making
Helping Fathers be Fathers

Helping Fathers be Fathers

This program provides parenting and relational tools to survive and prosper in today's world. HFBF is available to all fathers.

About Helping Fathers Be Fathers (HFBF)

The program is very flexible, with clinical consultations available at:

  • Confidential office meetings (at FSGB)
  • Weekly group settings
  • Telephone consults available at times of acute stress

Designed to assist and support entire family units, the program also offers group/family (including children) and couples sessions.

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The Center for Behavioral Health

The Center for Behavioral Health (CBH) provides a range of counseling services to support children, adolescents, adults and families who have experienced significant stresses and to help them effectively cope with personal circumstances.

Our clinicians provide practical support to enhance our clients' overall functioning at home, in school, out in the community, or at work.

At CBH, we know that each client is unique. Our counselors will look at each person individually, assess their needs, and provide the appropriate services, interventions, and support to meet the needs of the client. We strive to support each client to maintain well-being in the community and to reduce the risk of hospitalization and out-of-family child placement.

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Strong Start

Strong Start is operated out of Family Service of Greater Boston and the Center for Behavioral Health (CBH).

CBH provides a range of counseling and educational services to support children, adolescents, adults, families, and other caregivers who have experienced significant stresses to help them effectively cope. Our clinicians provide practical support to enhance our clients' overall functioning at home, in school, out in the community, or at work. Our educators provide practical assistance to caregivers in order to enhance their ability to provide support to children and families.

We are dedicated to meeting the needs of children and families within environments that work best for the child and family. Our counseling services are available in our clinic or on-site via partnership with child care centers and schools.

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My Child's Journey

Family Service pursues five overarching goals in our delivery of children, youth and family services. Children and youth will:

  • Have safe, nurturing, and positive homes and community environments
  • Have healthy attachments, supervision, and appropriate expectations in their relationships with parents or other caregivers
  • Develop healthy social and emotional competencies
  • Have healthy coping and resiliency skills Parents and caregivers will have the necessary skills in parenting, enhancing family functioning, and communication.

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Helping Fathers be Fathers

Family Independence Teen Living Program

Family Independence/Teen Living Program (TLP) provides group home living for teen mothers (and their children) receiving public assistance and unable to live with their families or the fathers of their children due to abuse, neglect, substance abuse or other extenuating circumstance. They have low educational attainment and few job skills. TLP helps them move toward independence and economic self-sufficiency, graduate high school (or pass the GED), practice good parenting and life management skills, avoid child abuse, and raise healthy, emotionally stable, and school-ready children.

Parenting Programs

Los Niños Bien Educados

Los Niños Bien Educados is a special program for Hispanic parents. The program presents a variety of methods to help parents in raising their children. The program, of twelve sessions, respects the adjustments that Hispanic parents need to make to raise their children in the United States. It is also respectful of the Hispanic traditions, and the expectations that Hispanic parents have for their children.

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New Confident Parenting

Parents who are interested in being a more confident parent/caretaker of children. Open to the Boston Community and to all nationalities.

This nationally acclaimed parenting skill-building program, created by the Center for Improvement of Child Caring (CICC), teaches parents and others how to raise children to be cooperative, achieving and caring.

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Effective Black Parenting

This nationally acclaimed parenting skill-building program, created by the Center for Improvement of Child Caring (CICC), teaches parents and others how to raise African American children to become healthy, proud and capable people. Group modality.

CICC's Effective Black Parenting Program uses African Proverbs as it teaches a series of highly effective and easy to use parenting strategies and skills.

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