Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
We aim to improve the lives of children and families in the Middlesex Health service area by providing the highest quality mental health services. Whenever possible, we partner with community organizations so that the services provided are comprehensive. We are committed to being a positive participant in your family’s care.
Child and Family Outpatient Services
The Mental Health Outpatient Clinic offers families with children ages 5-18 services to meet their individual needs. These services include individual, family, and group therapy, as well as psychiatric evaluation and medication management.
We help children and adolescents, and their families understand and manage emotional, developmental, cognitive, and behavioral challenges. We address a range of issues including: anxiety, depression, mood disorders, ADHD, grief, and more. We engage your whole family in meaningful ways so that your child can feel their best and reach their full potential.
IICAPS: Intensive In-Home Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services
Intensive in-home services for families with children and adolescents experiencing serious emotional and behavioral problems including:
- Those who are returning to family following hospitalization or out-of-home placement
- Children at risk of hospitalization
- Children for which outpatient services are not sufficient to allow the child to remain safely in the family.
IICAPS provides a team approach for 4-6 month intervention, providing in-home family and individual therapy.
Early Head Start
EHS programs are designed to nurture healthy attachments between parent and child.
Early Head Start (EHS) is a free, home-visiting program that offers services to expectant mothers and families with infants and toddlers up to age three, across Middlesex County. The EHS program offers guidance and support in areas of early childhood care and education, behavioral health, family development, infant mental health, child disabilities, general health, well-being, and nutrition, and access to social and community services.
Referrals - 860-704-0725
Parenting Support Services
Free in-home service supporting parents with children from birth to 16 years through two unique programs.
Parenting Support Services helps parents:
- Create a positive, safe, and interesting learning environment
- Learn assertive discipline skills
- Prioritize parental self-care
- Develop realistic expectations for themselves and their child
- Improve family relationships.
Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)
Triple P is an evidence-based parenting curriculum that involves a thorough assessment of parent-child interaction and helps to supply parents with strategies for a broad range of target behaviors. Triple P supports parents to become resourceful problem solvers and learn to create an environment that will help children develop their emotional, behavioral, and cognitive strengths.
Circle of Security
A free 8-10 Week online parenting program. Circle of Security is designed to help caregivers establish and sustain quality relationships with infants and children. This evidence-based curriculum supports caregivers in reflecting on their strengths and struggles, allowing caregivers to make new choices, promoting security in the caregiver-child relationship. Through Circle of Security, parents will learn how their relationship with their child shapes their development and behavior, as well as gain a new perspective on their child’s needs.
Referrals - 860-358-4087
Opportunity Knocks for Middletown’s Young Children
A community collaborative focused on the health and well-being of children up to age 5.
Opportunity Knocks (OK) is a community collaborative of families, childcare providers, health and mental health providers, and others who want to ensure our youngest children are physically and emotionally healthy and ready for school.
We work together on issues like making sure families have access to developmental screening for their young children and childcare teachers have support for creating healthy classrooms. Our mission is to undo systemic racism and oppression by creating and promoting policies and strategies that lead to equitable early childhood health and education systems.
WIC - Women Infants & Children Program
Serves low-income children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk
As the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, our WIC program serves to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing access to nutritious foods to supplement diets, breastfeeding promotion, information on healthy eating and health care referrals. The program is available for pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women and their children up to age 5.
Child First helps protect children and families from the effects of trauma and stress.
Child First is a free, home-visiting, and mental health intervention program that works with caregivers and their children, prenatal through age five, to protect and heal them from trauma and adversity.
Child First identifies children and caregivers as early as possible to prevent and decrease a child’s emotional, behavioral, developmental, and/or learning problems. The program aims to enhance caregiver mental health and decision making ability at the same time.
We work with caregivers and children to build strong relationships and connect families with needed support and resources.
Referrals - 860-358-4069
An in-home service serving new and expecting parents
Healthy Futures is a Middlesex County-based program in partnership with Child & Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut and the CT Community Doula's. Healthy Futures is an in-home service serving expecting parents and families with children under six years old.
Healthy Futures helps new and expecting parents learn the power of nurturing relationships, create supportive environments, recognize your child's strengths and potential, focus on your child's development and foster skills for school readiness, connect with your children, and access supportive services and resources in your communities.
Certified Healthy Futures Parent Educators have been trained to advise families regarding their child's brain development, parental support and assist with parenting questions or concerns.
This program has unique contact information
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