Child First is an evidenced based mental health program which helps struggling families build strong, nurturing relationships that heal and protect young children from the impact of trauma and chronic stress. We use a two-generation approach, providing psychotherapy to parents and children together in their homes, and connecting them with the services they need to make healthy child development possible. Child First teams are a diverse group of professionals who are knowledgeable about the communities that they work in. Teams consist of a licensed, Master’s level Clinician and bachelor’s level Care Coordinator, both with significant expertise with very young children and vulnerable families. These teams receive training and reflective supervision to support their work and professional development. Outcomes show that Child First stabilizes families and improves the health and wellbeing of both parents and children. Child First is available to children birth through five who receive NC Medicaid managed care.
|State or Local?||Local|
|Counties||Beaufort, Bertie, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Jones, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrrell, Washington|
|Lead Agency||National Service Office of Nurse Family Partnership and Child First|
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