Initiated in 2002 with funding from the Early Childhood Development Initiative, Home Visitation Outreach makes mental health consultation and support available on-site at 11 home visitation programs in the Capital Region.
The primary goals of the initiative are:
- early identification of mental health issues in infants and preschool children;
- expanded knowledge of caregivers about infant mental health issues; and,
- improved service coordination and access.
As in its sister program, Head Start Outreach, therapists travel to the Home Visitation program sites to provide consultation to staff and, in some cases, provide support to families. Families are referred to the clinical services at CASA or other specialized services as required.