Project Spotlight: Family Residential Treatment*
Tasha, a 34 year old African-American mother, with two children aged three and six, struggles with substance abuse and mental health issues. She was living in another state and fled to Massachusetts where she and her children ended up in a domestic violence shelter. Tasha had two broken legs, the result of a domestic violence incident with her batterer. While she was living in the shelter, she abused alcohol and drugs and was asked to leave. The shelter staff filed a petition alleging abuse and neglect of Tasha’s children, and the Department of Children and Families, Massachusetts’ child welfare agency, became involved. Due to her substance abuse and Tasha’s physical limitations, she and the girls were placed in a handicapped apartment at a Family Residential Treatment Program by IHR’s Central Intake staff...read more
*To protect client confidentiality, names have been changed, and pictures are stock photographs.