Behavior Intense Residential Treatment (Connections)

Connections is a joint program of DMH and the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF). Most youth come to the unit from acute inpatient hospitals and referrals are limited to those adolescents who cannot be served by a less secure environment. The majority of those teens in the program are in care and custody of DCF. This program provides an opportunity for adolescents to practice life skills in various settings throughout the community including the local library, sports centers, museums, the YMCA and clubhouses such as The Genesis Club.