Mental Health

Mental Health is a child’s (birth to 5 years) growing ability to experience, regulate, and express emotions. The Mental Health Coordinator works collaboratively with parents and staff to provide support in the social emotional development of all children enrolled in our program. Our Head Start and Early Head Start programs partner with mental health consultants and local agencies to ensure children, families, and staff have access to prevention and intervention services. Some of the services provided are:

  • Mental Health Consultations/Multidisciplinary Meetings (MDTs)
  • Short-term counseling services for children and families
  • Staff and Parenting classes/workshops, including
  • Understanding/appreciating mental health issues
  • Child Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Substance abuse
  • Emotional Wellness
  • Parent Training using the Positive Solutions for Family/Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations of Early Learning (CSEFEL) curriculum
  • The Multi-tier System of Support (MTSS), formerly RtI (Response to Intervention), is the evidence-based curriculum used in the classrooms that supports children’s behavioral, academic, and social success.
  • Evaluations and assessments using a variety of assessment screening tools
    Assist pregnant mothers and fathers by accessing comprehensive prenatal and postpartum care
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