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Early childhood mental health consultation

Every parent wants their child to succeed. The Carroll County Youth Service Bureau’s Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (ECMHC) program can help. ECHHC works with families and Early Childcare Education (ECE) program staff to address behavioral and mental health concerns in children birth to age eight. The ECMHC staff work closely with other E-SMART providers to make sure that children have the supports they need to be successful now and throughout life

Family navigation

Sometimes you want to talk to someone who has been there and knows exactly how you feel. That’s why there is the Youth Service Bureau’s Family Navigation service. Families will work with an individual who has lived experience of helping their child navigate public systems including the Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability systems. This individual not only works directly with families to overcome barriers to get the help they need, but will also use their personal and professional life experiences to give families hope for a better future, identify strengths and needs, and assist with problem-solving.   

Attachment and Biobehvaioral Catch-up (ABC)

The Carroll County Public Schools Judy Center Partnership’s Attachment and Bio-behavioral Catch-up Program (ABC) is an in-home program to improve parenting skills and strengthen the bond between caregiver and child. The ABC intervention is available for infants between six and 24 months of age (ABC-Infant), and for toddlers between 24 and 48 months (ABC-Toddler) who are residents of Carroll County, have experienced early adversity, or are foster children. After completing the one hour per week, ten week program, families will have a stronger parent-child bond, and be able to read, identify, and respond to their baby’s signals. Children will develop greater trust and reliance upon their caregiver.

Parents as TeacherS

The Carroll County Public Schools Judy Center Partnership’s Parents as Teachers (PAT) program builds strong communities, thriving families, and children that are healthy, safe, and ready to learn. PAT matches parents and caregivers with trained professionals who make regular personal home visits during a child’s earliest years in life, from prenatal through kindergarten.

E-SMART clinic

The Carroll County Youth Service Bureau’s E-SMART clinic is a systematic approach to identifying children ages birth to age eight who are at risk for experiencing developmental, behavioral, and social/emotional concerns.  A home visit is conducted to collect a child and family history from the time of pregnancy to the present. This is provided to the psychologist prior to the evaluation so that they have an understanding of family history and current concerns. The goal is to ensure that the child and the entire family gain access to appropriate intervention, treatment, and resources.