WCS is a network participant for Anthem, OPTUM and Husky health insurance. We also have the ability to bill for many insurances out of network—please ask us to research your family’s policy. For questions regarding the programs, please contact Lisa Crowley at the Children’s Outpatient Clinic (860-886-7500)
Waterford Country School is excited to announce the agency will now accept Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield patients for Residential Treatment and for Children’s Outpatient Behavioral Health. For questions regarding the programs, please contact Emily Thomson at the Residential Treatment Program (860-440-4350) or Lisa Crowley at the Children’s Outpatient Clinic (860-886-7500)
MONTHLY INFORMATION SESSIONS:
Connecticut Adoption Services cordially invites those who are interested in learning more about domestic or foster care adoption to a FREE Informational Session. (more…)
The time you’ve been in my life has impacted me so much. As parents you have shown me even more. I used to think that I would never deserve love after being thrown away by the ones I considered my family. Yet when I entered your home not only did I learn to feel loved again but how to trust myself to love others. You guys have honestly taught me how to believe in something called family again, and more importantly, a home. It may have taken some bumps in the road and stressed out incidents but by the end of every day I am so grateful to have a bed to lie in, in my own room, where I finally feel welcome and for once… loved. (more…)
by Danielle C. Belton from The Root.com
Does love know no color?
The ad campaign for Kevin Costner’s new film Black or White definitely supports that idea, pushing the hashtag #LoveKnowsNoColor while promoting the transracial custody drama.
Black or White pits a child’s white maternal grandfather (Costner) against her black paternal grandmother (played by Octavia Spencer) in a legal battle for custody. Think Losing Isaiah meets The Blind Side, dealing with the matter of white parents raising black or biracial children. In both those films, as in Black or White, the main focus seems to be on the adults in the room, fighting over the future and well-being of a child of color. But what of the children put in this situation, raised by white families? (more…)
My husband and I began our journey as foster care parents in 1998. At first, it was more curiosity than anything; 15 years later I now know that it is a calling. Foster care is challenging, frustrating, and sometimes heart breaking and yet it is the one of the most rewarding experiences a person could ever have. Care can be in many different facets; from respite care to adoption and many stages in between. We choose to pursue long-term care because we want to make a difference in a child’s life. We want to give them a safe home, people they can count on (eventually) and create normalcy in the lives. This is not to say that others that do emergency care are not as important, we just feel that this is where we fit into the puzzle. We have one biological child, one adopted through the foster care system, a long-term placement (who did not want to be adopted) who is currently in college, and another long-term placement in high-school. (more…)
On November 17th, 19 year old Jacoby Wright realized his dream. His Facebook post that day shared “Today is the day, no more counting the weeks or days, now, just counting hours….I am truly blessed that my friends and family have shown me what the love of God is and because of that I am able to show others the same…so thank you. Signing off now, wish me luck!” After working with a Recruiter, taking his ASVAB test and waiting for months, he was finally making the trip to Parris Island, South Carolina for boot camp.
“Waterford Country School opens its brand new gymnasium dedicated to Otto Graham”
WATERFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– A welcome sound in the new gymnasium at the Waterford Country School, students dribbled basketballs as the first class took the court. (more…)
What if someone told you that there was something that might help your child improve their focus in class, reduce anxiety and stress, better regulate their emotions, help them sleep easier and maybe even make them…..nicer? And that this “something” was in fact something your child already knows how to do. In fact, they’re doing it right now.
So, what is this miraculous-sounding something?
Breathing. Yup. Just breathing. (more…)
This is a thoughtful article, published from Psychology Today, by an adult who has struggled with mental illness since childhood. His advice to parents is simple and heartfelt. Read the article here. (more…)