What are Infant Mental Health Services?
- Home Based Services to provide parent(s) and infant support.
- Services to help the parent(s) and infant develop healthy relationships.
- Referrals provided to meet families’ needs.
- Therapeutic services to enable parent(s) to resolve conflict within the family.
- Services that provide information about infant’s growth and development.
- Therapy to address ongoing mental health concerns.
Who is eligible for services?
- Residents of Wayne County.
- Individuals with Medicaid, MI child, and a limited number of non-insured.
- Pregnant and/or a parent with a child between the ages of 0-3 years.
- Infants experiencing low birth weight, eating, sleeping difficulties, delays in developmental milestones, infants failing to thrive.
- Infant/Toddlers with emotional or behavioral difficulties.
- Infants that have been labeled failure to thrive.
- Families that have experienced separation due to an illness of the parent or infant.
- Families that have experienced trauma or loss.
- Parent(s) struggling with mental health concerns.
What to expect from an Infant Mental Health Specialist
- Home-based weekly visits.
- Educational support in understanding the developmental needs of your infant.
- Guidance and support in times of crisis.
- Encouragement and guidance on interacting with your infant.
- Help connecting with your community for support.
- Link family to community resources and coordinate services.