We are firmly committed to supporting and caring for children of all ages, including the youngest among us. We provide Early Childhood (EC) specialty counseling for young children (birth to 6) and their caregivers at all three Counseling Centers. Grants also allow us to extend our expertise by providing early childhood mental health consultation to preschools & daycare centers throughout Central MA.
Finally, we also provide referrals to additional Early Intervention services, and to supportive services such as Positive Parent Coaching, Pregnant & Parenting Teen Supports, and psychological testing.
These efforts have been part of a nearly 20-year effort statewide to address behavioral health issues early to prevent future problems and increase the likelihood of positive and successful futures for each child. The movement to begin Early Childhood Mental Health Services came through two avenues: recognizing that young children are significantly impacted by trauma, and that statewide young children were having an increased rate of expulsion from preschool due to behavioral health issues.
As part of its work within the Together for Kids coalition, YOU, Inc. developed a unique and comprehensive EC service that has grown to offer a continuum of early childhood mental health services across all of Worcester County. Supporting children from birth to six years (consulting up to age 14 under EEC), our services include both consultation and therapy.
We are proud of our commitment to being a part of this movement to care for children from birth on.
To learn more or to make a referral to our Early Childhood services, please contact our Central Referral 1-855-4YO-UINC or firstname.lastname@example.org.