The Family Advocacy Program at Middlesex Hospital

The Middlesex Hospital Center for Behavioral Health provides a number of important services to our community, and none is more important than the Family Advocacy Program.  They can be reached at 860-358-3401.

The goal of the Family Advocacy Program is to improve the lives of children and families in Connecticut by delivering comprehensive behavioral health outpatient services by offering a comprehensive array of health resources and by partnering with other community organizations to provide that care.

Programs Include:


iCARE is a school-based mental health system of early identification and assessment, a continuum of preventive behavioral health and positive youth development interventions, and linkages to community resources.

Nurturing Families Network

Screening, assessment, parenting education and support services for families through the Nurturing Parenting Groups, Nurturing Connections Program and Nurturing Families Network Home Visiting.

Family Enrichment Services

Provides home based parenting support to families who are identified by or are active with the Department of Children and Families.

Perinatal Case Management

Provides services for pregnant and parenting women, regardless of age or income, including a pre-natal risk assessment and linkages to resources.

WIC (Women, Infants and Children)

As the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, WIC Program serves to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating and referrals to health care.

Opportunity Knocks

A community collaborative of more than 60 health, education and parent affiliates that addresses three of the most serious health problems of Middletown children: lack of routine dental care; poor behavioral, social and emotional health; and poor nutrition and sedentary life-styles leading to obesity.

Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Service (EMPS)

24-hour a day, 365-day a year telephone triage providing psychiatric crisis intervention service for children and their families.

Child and Family Service

The Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinic offers families with children ages 5 through 17 services to meet their individual needs. These services include individual, family and group therapy settings as well as psychiatric evaluation, consultation, medication management and more.

Care Coordination (System of Care)

Case management services for families with children having serious emotional or behavioral problems. The philosophy is to support families in keeping their children safely at home and minimize out of home placement days with families as full participants in all aspects of planning.

Enhanced Care Coordination (Managed Service System)

Assists the Department of Children and Families with the assessment and planning for both committed and non-committed children with psychiatric issues.

Intensive In-Home Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Service (IICAPS)

Intensive in-home services for families with children and adolescents experiencing serious emotional behavioral problems including those who are returning to family following hospitalization or out of home placement, children at risk of hospitalization and children for which outpatient services are not sufficient to allow the child to remain safely in the family.

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