EARLY CHILDHOOD MENTAL HEALTH

Building bonds with young children, and facing life's challenges

For more information or to make a referral please email mcastellanos@universitysettlement.org

All people grow and thrive with the help of safe, nurturing, and predictable relationships. For young children, these relationships with parents and primary caregivers form the basis for future learning, development, and social-emotional well-being. Butterflies, our early childhood mental health program, engages children under five, their parents and caregivers as they build and maintain healthy relationships, learn to respond with love and kindness, and acquire skills and tools needed to effectively support future growth and development.

Services include individual, dyadic and group play therapy for children, as well as consultation and workshops for parents, educators and community members on a variety of topics related to the social-emotional development of children under 5. 

Program services are free, and available in English and Chinese.

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