Safe Start Early Childhood Mental Health Services. Partnering with the Child Welfare System Lisa Blunt, MS, LMHP Chief Operating Officer Child Saving Institute Barbara Jessing, MS, LIMHP Clinical Director Heartland Family Service.
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Partnering with the Child Welfare System
Lisa Blunt, MS, LMHP
Chief Operating Officer Child Saving Institute
Barbara Jessing, MS, LIMHP
Clinical Director Heartland Family Service
Babies and toddlers, even before they can speak, can show us, through their interactions with others and their emotions, that they are struggling and need help. We have to learn to be better observers and more knowledgeable about ways to identify them and provide them with the services they need.
How do we bring learning about early attachment into every decision made in the child welfare system?
Promote and strengthen a close, safe, and nurturing relationship between parent and child
Observation, guidance, and coaching of the parent
Deals with parent’s unresolved early abuse or trauma which interferes in the present
Promotes adjustment/attachment as child transitions from foster care to home
One hour weekly, in officeChild –Parent PsychotherapyAlicia Lieberman and Patricia Van Horn