Right Start for Infant Mental Health
About Right Start for Infant Mental Health
Right Start is a mental health program for pregnant women and families with children ages birth to 5 years. We provide help when there are concerns about a child’s emotions, behavior or development, or when parenting becomes difficult.
Who We Serve:
We serve any family with a child between the ages of birth to five years who lives in Denver County, if any of the following are true:
- You think your baby is unusually quiet or uninterested in you
- You’re concerned about your baby's sleeping or feeding
- You think your baby is fussy or cries too much
- You’re worried about your young child’s temper tantrums or aggressive behavior
- Your child is having difficulty coping with scary/traumatic events
- You have a young child that is often sad or keeps to him/herself
- You feel exhausted or overwhelmed by the demands of parenting
Our team of psychologists and therapists work exclusively with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their families to offer comprehensive, trauma-informed, relationship-based interventions including:
- Child and family therapy (talking with you about your baby)
- Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)
- Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
- Parent Child Groups
- Case Management for enrolled families
- Psychiatric evaluation
We are also able to provide services in the home or community when a higher level of care (such as more frequent or longer sessions) is needed, or when there are barriers preventing attendance in the office.
Right Start for Colorado is a new initiative that aims to expand infant and early childhood mental health services across Colorado communities by building statewide workforce capacity for professionals serving young children birth to 5 years of age.
Right Start for Colorado will provide no cost/ low cost trainings to clinicians and allied providers across the state on numerous infant/early childhood mental health principles and practices, including relationship-based, developmentally specific evidence-based treatments.