Care Coordination is built upon an intensive family-driven, strengths-based planning approach that engages the family, natural supports, and providers to create a comprehensive plan of care to meet the individualized needs of the child and family. The program is open to children and youth between ages two and 18 who are currently involved in the public behavioral health system. Services are offered in the home to accommodate the family.
Families already have the most important thing they need – love. Through Parent Cafés, parents can build other key factors that can help their families thrive. Parent Cafés provide structured opportunities for parents of children birth through age five to come together with other parents and talk about topics that can help to keep their families strong. Parents tell us that participating in Parent Cafés can help to reduce feelings of stress and isolation, increase parenting knowledge and skills, and help build relationships with other parents. Parent Cafés are inclusive of all parents of children birth through age five.
Circle of Security (COS) is an early intervention program for parents or caregivers of children from birth through age five. Trained COS facilitators work with caregivers to help them understand their child’s emotional world by learning to read emotional needs, support their child’s ability to successfully manage emotions, enhance the development of their child's self-esteem, and honor the innate wisdom and desire for their child to be secure.
The Enhanced Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation program is a relationship-based, family-centered service that addresses the social and emotional well-being of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers along with the Early Childhood Educators and families who care for them. It builds upon the expertise, perspectives, and resiliencies of Early Childhood Educators and family members while nurturing inherent child strengths and emerging competencies. The services are offered to all children in Southern Maryland who participate in early childhood education settings.
The Attachment and Bio-behavioral Catch-up Program (ABC) is an in-home program to enhance parenting skills and the bond between caregiver and child. The ABC intervention is available for infants between 6 and 24 months of age (ABC-Infant), and for toddlers between 24 and 48 months (ABC-Toddler) who are residents of Charles, Calvert, or St. Mary’s Counties, have experienced early adversity, or are foster children. After completing the one hour per week, ten week program, families will have a stronger parent-child bond, and be able to read, identify, and respond to their baby’s signals. Children will develop greater trust and reliance upon their caregiver.
Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an evidence-based, family-oriented treatment designed to improve parent-child relationships through child-directed interaction. In PCIT caregivers are coached in the application of specific skills. PCIT is often effective for young children who have experienced abuse or neglect and those who have behavioral concerns.
Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) is an evidenced-based treatment for children between the ages of 0 and 6 who have experienced trauma. With focus on the child-parent/caregiver relationship, CPP serves to reduce symptoms of trauma, promote child development, and identify how parent’s early development may impact their interactions with and expectations of their children. Building a strong foundation using the family’s strengths, helping the family heal and grow, and respecting family and cultural values, are core components of CPP.
This website was prepared for BRIDGE and the Charles County Local Management Board under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Grant # 1U79SM062471-01. The views, opinions, and content expressed on this website do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, or policies of the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).