John J. Allison, Jr. Polaris Center
CREC's John J. Allison, Jr. Polaris Center offers specialized clinically-based educational academies and programs for adolescents, summer programs, an Outpatient Mental Health Clinic for young children through adults, an outdoor Adventure Therapy Program, and catering.
Positive Youth Development
High-quality programming for youth and their families to promote literacy, career readiness, and lifelong learning.
Employee Assistance Program
Aids district and town employees experiencing personal problems. This counseling and referral service serves district and town employees and their families who are experiencing individual or family difficulties.
School Climate & Bullying
School climate refers to the quality and character of school life. This training provides support to school staff and builds capacity for the development and maintenance of a positive and respectful school climate.
Advanced Alternate Route to Certification for Special Education (AARC)
An exciting and innovative 14-month competency-based course of study approved by the Connecticut State Department of Education for certified teachers to earn a cross-endorsement in Comprehensive Special Education.
Community Based Group Homes
Providing residential programing in a community-based setting.
Farmington Valley Diagnostic Center
The Farmington Valley Diagnostic Center (FVDC) provides an interim educational setting for students who are experiencing significant difficulties in their own school or transitioning from one educational setting to another.
Supporting Positive School Climate
Experts assess school climate, develop programs and services aligned with the SRBI framework, and provide professional learning opportunities on important subjects such as bullying, PBIS, restraint, rules and routines, and discipline.
Neurobehavioral Consultation Services
Neurobehavioral consultation services provided by medical consultants to the River Street School.
Mental Health and Creating Safer Schools
Professional development training opportunities and school-specific technical assistance to help school leaders, faculty, and staff in understanding how to increase safety while enhancing social/emotional and academic achievement for all students.
Workshops, webinars, technical assistance, and coaching services are available to develop and advance co-teaching practices.
Student Consultation and Support
CREC experts conduct risk assessments, assess programs and services, and meet with students, parents, and staff to ensure program success and positive school climate.
Scientific Research-Based Interventions (SRBI) Framework
How to develop, maintain, and extend comprehensive practices. Develop and enhance SRBI structures in a single school or district-wide.
Strategies to Improve Executive Functioning
CREC's work with C8 Sciences of New Haven resulted in new strategies and techniques to support students struggling with attention deficit. The partnership allows districts access to this tool with training through CREC.
River Street Extended Day/Year Programs
Extended year (up to 240 days) and extended day (as late as 7:00 pm daily) programs available for students needing additional support and instruction.