Mental Health in Early Childhood
Child Focus has been providing Mental Health in Early Childhood services since the 1990’s and is considered a leader in the state in this area. Classroom consultation provides early childhood teaching staff with tools necessary for working effectively with young children, focusing specifically on providing social-emotion supports in Head Start classrooms and child care classrooms in Clermont, Brown and Adams counties. Specialists provide consultation to administrators, teachers, parents or other adults to recommend behavior modification strategies and to provide support or suggestions to better meet student needs. Individual intervention/prevention services are offered for children who have been identified as being at risk for removal from the center due to severe behavioral difficulties. The Early Childhood Treatment team also offers diagnostic assessments, individual and family therapy, case management, psychological testing, and group therapy services.
Child Focus, Inc. is also a recipient of the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant. Through this grant, 2 consultants provide mental health consultation and professional development to early childhood programs in 16 counties in Southern Ohio.