Caregiver Support Team
The Caregiver Support Team (CST) prevents the disruption of child placements and increases stability and permanency of placements by providing in-home interventions with Department of Children and Families (DCF) kinship, foster or pre-adoptive children and families.
The assigned CST clinician works with the child and family to develop a support plan to address the service needs of the child and family. The CST staff works with the family for three to six months as needed. All children in the program are involved with DCF.
Children from birth to age 18 in kinship, foster and pre-adoptive homes with DCF involvement are eligible for CST services.