Positive mental health is one of the fundamental building blocks for successful students. As early experiences shape the developing brain, they also lay the foundations of sound mental health. Disruptions to this developmental process can impair a child’s capacities for learning and relating to others — with lifelong implications. Included in this section are supports for families to encourage positive mental health to ensure life-long learners.
Behavioral Health Services
At Starfish Family Services we offer behavioral health services to more than just children enrolled in our early childhood education programs. We support school age children as well! For more information on what services we can provide, visit Behavioral Health Services on our agency website.
Did You Know?
Did you know that every center at Starfish Family Services has an assigned PBHT (Preschool Behavioral Health Therapist)? They are an additional support for staff, children, and families. They specialize in supporting children's emotions and can assist teaching staff identifying the cause of a behavior rather than focusing on the behavior.
(Click here for more information and to meet your center's PBHT)
Learning Series with Behavioral Health
Starfish Family Services' Behavioral Health team will be sharing a monthly "Spotlight" video highlighting a specific topic. It may be something trending at the time or something identified within our agency. We are also excited to offer a resource section of past videos shared here so families can continue to access these amazing learning materials. Just click here to access behavioral health learning catalog!
Behavioral Health Spotlight: Returning to In-person Services
In this video you will learn how to create a calm down spot and calm down kit in your home for your children. A calm down spot is a place in your house that is relatively quiet or an area your child goes to relax. A calm down box or kit is items you have in your house that can help your child regulate their emotions.
Behavioral Health and Telehealth Services
In this video, Sam will explain how Telehealth works with our Partnering with Parents program which services families, pregnant mother, and children 0-6 years old.
Are you thinking of reaching out for extra support for your family? Starfish Family Services are here to support you and keep your family and ourselves safe. Click on these two videos to find out what is Telehealth/Telecounseling and how it works for mental health therapy.
In this video, Nicole will explain how Telehealth works with our outpatient program which services children 7-17 years old.