This program provides community-based residential treatment services for 18 children in two different homes. Both homes are located in quiet, wooded, residential areas surrounded by natural beauty. Located adjacent to a cranberry bog, one of our houses is also home to three pet bunnies, which teaches our children responsibility and nurturing.
Services offered include milieu treatment, individual and group therapy, intensive family treatment and family preservation services. Our approach is strength-based, goal-oriented, solution-focused, family-focused, and evidence-based. The purpose is to develop a long-lasting understanding of the cognitive, behavioral, and emotional functioning of the child with an appreciation of their developmental level and a focus on community reintegration and disruption prevention. IHC utilizes the Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) trauma informed care framework. All clinicians are also trained in a variety of modalities and tailor treatment to the individual. Many of the treatment goals that are formed focus on increasing independence and skills. The children, aged 5-13, attend public school in the Freetown/Lakeville Regional School District. These services are funded by DMH and DCF through the Intensive Group Home program.
Additionally, another service called Follow Along is offered to families who live nearby leading up to and after the child is discharged home. The aim is to provide assistance as children transition and reintegrate to their community. Notably, some children also access weekend and vacation respite stays to ensure smooth transitions.
Cranwood maintains a strong connection to the Southeast Massachusetts community, and local organizations frequently participate in a variety of activities with the children, including our annual summer Wacky Olympics, which is full of obstacles, competitions, races, and bouncy houses.