Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health

The Guidance Center’s Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Program is a relationship-focused, home-based intervention program for families expecting a child or with very young children.

 

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.