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Infant toddler development services

Guiding parents to build strong families

Becoming a strong family can be a rewarding journey for parents and a life-changing one for children. When parents discover more strengths and skills to nurture their families, their children also grow in healthy ways. Arbor Circle’s Infant Toddler Development Services works with families in their home to help parents build these skills, bond with their children, and create a sense of safety and emotional security in their family.

How it works

Skilled therapists build strong, therapeutic relationships with parents in their home or a convenient location; getting to know their strengths, needs and anxieties about change and support networks. Through counseling and other supportive services, parents learn more about themselves and their children, discover new ways to build relationships with their infants, and receive guidance for a variety of behavioral concerns and parental issues, including depression, anxiety, or fears.

Services can include:

  • Parenting skills-building for first-time parents
  • Counseling services for pregnant or parenting women with mental health or substance use concerns
  • Counseling and case management for families that are at risk of child abuse or neglect
  • Consultative services for children at risk of being expelled from day care or child care programs
  • Mental health services for young children and their families
  • Services for young children affected by HIV/AIDS or parental substance use
  • Counseling support for caregivers and young children in a foster care home
  • Group services to help parents whose children are in out-of-home placements develop the parenting skills they need to bring their children back home

Eligibility

Any parent in need of the services identified above in Kent County with a child under 5 years of age is eligible. Want to build your parenting skills and strengthen your family? Call us at (616) 456-6571 or contact us now to learn more.