The science of child development shows that the foundation for sound mental health is built early in life. A child’s sound mental health provides the essential foundation and stability that supports all other aspects of human development – from the formation of friendships, and ability to cope with adversity to the achievement of success in school, work and community life.
Child Guidance provides specialized assistance to families that include young children with challenging behaviors. We promote and offer relationship-based and trauma-informed assessments and interventions that include the child and the caregiver. Issues such as communicating with others, managing difficult emotions, developing self-confidence and positive social skills, and practicing new behaviors are often addressed.
Services provided include:
- Childcare consultations and trainings
- Parenting groups
- Circle of Security
- The Incredible Years
- Infant massage
- Coping skills
- Social skills
- Parent-child interaction therapy
- Child-parent psychotherapy
- Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy