Child Development, Transition, and Mental Health
In collaboration with the Birth to Three Clinic, the Adoption Medicine Clinic is pleased to offer services that help your family transition, promote attachment and decrease mental health risks
The Birth to Three Clinic offers four types of services for Adoptive Families:
- Transition visit for newly adopted children - within two months of the initial medical visit to the Adoption Clinic; we focus on building a healthy parent-child relationship
- Developmental assessment - one year post adoption, to address whether your child requires extra help in order to reach her full potential
- Special concerns visit - schedule any time, to address your questions about transition issues, behavioral or emotional concerns
- Intervention program - for children with multiple developmental and mental health needs
For more information about our servies and scheduling a visit, please visit our website.
The Parent - Child Relationship
Our program targets the parent-child relationship as a means toward healing the child's previous trauma and allowing them to develop to their highest potential.
Children who experienced early-life adverse environments, such as orphanage care, multiple transitions, caregiver loss, war-time trauma, violence, food insecurity or other-- are at risk for long term neurodevelopmental and mental health issues. We know that the relationship between a child and parent serve as protective factors for the rest of the child's life, minimizing the risk or severity of future development and mental health issues.