Solano CARE Clinic Opens at Child Haven

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What is the CARE Clinic?

The Solano Comprehensive Assessment, Research and Evaluation (CARE) Clinic is an intensive early assessment and intervention program for children 3—6 years of age with ongoing developmental, social, emotional, behavioral, sensory, and communication challenges. This program connects children and families with tiered supports to enable them to overcome risk factors and have better opportunity for success.

 

 

CARE Components

  • Social Skills
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Self-Help Skills
  • Facilitated Peer Interaction
  • Social-Emotional Communication
  • Sensory and Motor Skills
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • Parent Education and Support

Referral Criteria

  • Ages between 3—6
  • May have developmental delays in any or all areas (e.g. cognitive, social, communication, physical and sensory)
  • May have co-occurring externalizing behaviors and/or social-emotional issues
  • Would benefit from ALL components of CARE
  • Involved parent participation and consistent     transportation
  • Commitment to attendance

Overview

Designed to run 4 hours a day, 5 days a week for 10 weeks, CARE is not an educational placement, but an intensive evaluation process. Participation in the clinic is voluntary, with our transdisciplinary team working to assess and offer recommendations for effective interventions to use with children at home and in future public school settings. Parent involvement is an integral part of the program including Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and parent education meetings. The PCIT program works with parents and children together to improve the quality of their interactions and to teach positive strategies necessary to understand and manage children’s behaviors. In learning these skills, parents become better equipped to establish and maintain age appropriate limits and to decrease oppositional, noncompliant and aggressive behaviors.

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