Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Services offer home-based therapeutic services and support for pregnant women and families of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers through age 6. Therapists provide relationship focused parent-child therapy, developmental guidance, emotional support, advocacy, and linking and coordinating of community resources. For children experiencing difficulties in child care or school, we offer classroom support and consultation. Our goal is to support the parent-child relationship and promote the child’s optimal development at home, school and in the community.

 

What do we offer?

  • Relationship-focused therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Developmental guidance
  • Emotional Support
  • Community referrals and coordination of services
  • Classroom support and consultation
  • Advocacy

 

What is our goal?

A child’s early experiences are critical for later social and emotional development and success. Our goal is to use relationship-based intervention to support the parent and child as they strengthen their relationship and help the child to reach their optimal development.

 

Who can receive services?

-Wayne County Medicaid-eligible families

-Pregnant Women with concerns about parenthood

-Any parent/guardian who is concerned that their child is:

  • fussy or difficult to soothe
  • unusually quiet or uninterested in them
  • not eating well or growing as expected
  • hyperactive
  • aggressive
  • experiencing long and/or frequent temper tantrums
  • experiencing difficulties sleeping or separating
  • in the foster care system

-Any parent/guardian who:

  • feels stressed by the demands of parenthood
  • is experiencing mental illness
  • has childhood experiences that may make parenting difficult
  • wants support to be the best parent they can be
  • has other concerns or worries about their child

 

For more information contact Genie Lewis at 734-785-7705 x7211.