|Early Childhood Program|
|Adult & Elder Program|
|Family Violence Program|
|Program & Service System Evaluation|
|Child Development & Epidemiological Research|
|Family Violence Research|
|HIV Prevention & Mental Health Research|
|Male Development Research|
|Stress & Coping Research|
|Urban Education, Prevention & Policy Research|
The Consultation Center
389 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Phone: (203) 789-7645
Fax: (203) 562-6355
|Adult and Elder Program|
The Adult and Elder Program area encompasses the development and implementation of prevention and health promotion programs and research for adults, elders, and their family members. In addition to providing services directly to clients, faculty and staff members offer training and consultation to professionals and organizations to enhance their effectiveness in serving adults across the lifespan. Many of our programs are community-based and involve collaborative partnerships with other organizations.
Workplace Wellness Consulting and Program Services. We can help your organization develop, implement, and evaluate a workplace wellness program for your employees, your most valuable asset. Improving the health and well being of your employees through lifestyle and behavior change and transforming the workplace culture is a “win-win”. It’s great for the individual and your bottom line. Whether you are just starting out, or need a boost in your existing programming, our expert skills can help you build a successful program. Services include:
Organizational Development and Consultation Services. In addition, we can assist your team in the delivery of Professional and Management Development Programs and provide Organization and Management Consultation Services such as:
Collaboration with the Stress & Coping Research area around the delivery and dissemination of the evidence based “Coping with Work and Family Stress” preventive intervention to local corporate, business and private non-profit settings. Coping with Work and Family Stress™ is a 16-week evidence-based group program designed to teach employees coping strategies to deal with stressors at work and home, and to achieve work-family balance. Coping with Work and Family Stress™ is a model program of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and is listed in the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), a searchable online registry of mental health and substance abuse intervention that have been reviewed and rated by independent reviewers. Program results include:
The program can be delivered in its entirety or by utilizing selected modules:
We can train your EAP, or other staff, to deliver the program, or we can directly offer the program to your employees.
Promoting Effective Management and Supervision to Enhance Employee Health and Productivity. Delivered in five 2-hour training sessions, this program is ideal for your supervisors and managers to learn valuable skills. Sessions include:
This program can be offered in the following formats:
The Connecticut Self-Help Network and Clearinghouse. We provide information and referral services as well as training and consultation on self-help group development to members of the community and organizations who wish to initiate or sustain a self-help group. As founders of the Connecticut Self-Help Network in 1981, staff members from The Consultation Center have a longstanding commitment to the development of self-help approaches as an adjunct to formal services. A comprehensive, statewide Directory that includes groups offered locally, statewide, and nationally, is available for purchases as well as other related materials. Staff members provide information and referral services, training, and consultation.
Gerontology Training for Professionals. An effective and efficient staff has never been more essential given the challenging economic times combined with the dramatic increase in population aging. Training on various issues of aging is available to professionals to enhance their ability to work with older adults and their families. Each session provides theory, best practices, and applied techniques using a prevention and health promotion framework. Workshops are appropriate for health professionals and human service providers who serve older adults and families. Each workshop has been approved for continuing education credits from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).
Practitioners can access training in three ways:
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren. Since 1995, The Consultation Center has been providing grandparents and other relatives raising children with a range of services and supports. Benefits for members include monthly group meetings both days and evenings, opportunities for respite and socializing for grandparents and children, telephone information and referral to resources, newsletter and legislative advocacy. In addition to these core program benefits, members of our group also participate in a number of special initiatives. Current special initiatives include Health and Wellness Program for Grandfamilies and College Culture for Grandfamilies. Always seeking creative solutions, The Consultation Center collaborates with local, state, and national organizations to develop programs and services to support relative caregivers. We also provide training and consultation on the emotional dynamics and legal issues that often arise in grandfamilies.