UCFS receives a Certificate of Appreciation from Willimantic DCF Human Anti Trafficking Team (HART)

On behalf of United Community and Family Services, Amanda Solis (Supervisor of the Intensive Family Preservation Program), Krista Kennedy (Clinician in the Intensive Family Preservation Program) and Kaylyn Hewey (Clinician II in Plainfield) were present to receive a Certification of Appreciation from the Willimantic Department of Children and Families - Human Anti Trafficking Response Team (HART) on January 11, 2018.
The UCFS programs that have worked collaboratively with DCF on these specific cases have been; Emergency Mobile Psych (EMPS),  Intensive Family Preservation (IFP), BHS Outpatient Clinic in Plainfield, Multi Disciplinary Family Therapy (MDFT), and coordination and collaboration with other programs and outpatient clinics at UCFS.
 UCFS is committed to training staff to become knowledgeable about Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST) issues. Our staff provides services to survivors, and participates in the local Human Anti-Trafficking Response Team (HART) committee.
“UCFS continues to be a partner in the health of our communities.  Human trafficking is a tangible threat to the well-being of our children.  Our clinicians are trained to use specific treatment modalities that provide support with the goal of change for these young people and their families,” said Deberey Hinchey.
The dedication of UCFS has ensured that survivors have access to an array of services that is responsive to their distinct needs.