Early Childhood Mental Health

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Early Childhood Mental Health

Early Childhood Mental Health (ECMH) provides home-based clinical services to pregnant women and families with children birth to six years old. The program serves parents who feel overwhelmed and/or whose children are experiencing behavioral issues or developmental delays. ECMH supports families through therapeutic services, referrals and education about child development and growth to foster a healthy attachment between child and caregivers.

Services

Early Childhood Mental Health (ECMH) services are home-based and family-centered. They include:

  • Weekly visits from an ECMH specialist
  • Educational support to help the parent(s) understand the developmental needs of an infant, toddler or young child
  • Therapy to address mental health concerns and/or resolve conflicts in the family
  • Encouragement and support to help the parent(s) develop a healthy and nurturing relationship with an infant, toddler or young child
  • Referrals to community resources to help meet family needs
  • Guidance and support in times of crisis

ECMH services are available in English and Spanish. To obtain services, please contact the ACCESS unit, call 313.841.7474 Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM.

Enrollment

To be eligible for the Early Childhood Mental Health program, you must be:

  • A resident of Wayne County
  • Covered by Medicaid or MiChild (ECMH is able to enroll only a limited numbed of non-insured participants)
  • Pregnant or a parent with a child 0-6 years old

You should consider enrolling in ECMH if you are experiencing any of these concerns or circumstances:

  • As a parent or expectant mother, you feel overwhelmed, stressed, depressed or angry. Or you have suffered from abuse or neglect or have a history of strained relationships; or your family has suffered from trauma or loss.
  • Your newborn to three-year-old child is fussy, aggressive, or is showing behavioral or emotional issues, problems eating or sleeping, or developmental delays.
  • Your child (3-6 years old) is unable to control impulses; is showing social or emotional problems, developmental delays, learning difficulties; or is struggling with changes in routine.

RESULTS

Achieving Goals

Early Childhood Mental Health served 57 families and 78% of them made good progress on their goals

CONTACT:

For more information about ECMH, please call 313.963.2266 or email us. The ECMH office is located at 7060 McGraw Ave., Detroit, MI 48210

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