Children Hold Our Future Our mission is to help children and families transform significant emotional distress into increased resilience, hope and quality of life. Using clinical sophistication and expertise we incorporate humility, kindness, and passion to create a community of care. We seek to support the healing process with innovation and integrity, and to serve as a model for best and promising practices. Our clinicians, teachers, and staff hold a willingness to look deeply--to learn and to play.
For almost 40 years Cutchins Programs for Children & Families has created a small, interpersonal, radically respectful environment in which the long-term impact of trauma, emotional, and behavioral challenges can be recognized and treated; and where families and children can find a caring, nonjudgmental and supportive atmosphere.
Cutchins has always stood for protecting childhood, one child at a time. We continue to provide families in Western Massachusetts with exceptional outpatient care, residential treatment, in-home care, and alternative schooling to children and adolescents with severe emotional disturbance. In an ever changing environment of children’s mental health, Cutchins is taking a leadership role to orient care and services around the needs of families and not the other way around. The world is hungry for the soulful kindness and clinical sophistication for which Cutchins is known. Our vision is to proactively promulgate these attributes into the world to create a skilled, loving, non-stigmatized community for those most in need.
Cutchins Programs specializes in treating trauma in children, sensory processing disorders, co-occurring emotional and autism spectrum disorders. Cutchins Programs are recognized for our restraint reduction and trauma informed care and we are leaders in providing children and adolescents with integrated wraparound treatments such as in-home, narrative therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT.)