Children's Behavior & Emotions

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The following programs provide services to Durham families that are looking for support regarding young children’s behavior or emotions.

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ABC

A 10-session service for families with infants and toddlers, ABC helps to build the attachment and connection between parents and children under age 4
Who is Eligible:

ABC is available for any family with a child 6-months-old to 4-years-old. Discuss specific eligibility during your initial phone call.

Where are services offered?

ABC is offered at several agencies including the Center for Child & Family Health, Exchange Family Center, and the Children’s Developmental Services Agency; the 10 sessions are typically one-hour long home visits, but the visits may be done virtually

Cost: 

Free
Services are available in the following language(s): English, Spanish
How to initiate or access services:

Call or text the Center for Child & Family Heath (CCFH) ABC line at 919-378-1811 or fill out the ABC Interest Form. CCFH can connect you with other ABC providers if they are better able to meet your needs.

Learn More:

abcintervention.org

READY Project/Services- ccfhnc.org/ready

Celebrating and Honoring Neurodiversity through summer camps, play groups, and training programs.
Who is Eligible:

Children (especially autistic or neurodivergent children) and their families

Where are services offered?

Burch Avenue Park; new playgroup to start soon at the Jewish Community Center

Cost: 

Free

Our current playgroup is free. We may be adding an additional playgroup/music on Friday afternoons that is donation-based.

Services are available in the following language(s): English, Uses translation service for other languages
How to initiate or access services:

Please feel free to email us at hello@allneurotypes.com. We’ll respond within 3 business days and add you to the email list.

Learn More:

allneurotypes.com

Referrals to mental, substance abuse and behavioral health professionals for families with Medicaid or with no insurance; also serves as a 24/7 behavioral health crisis line
Who is Eligible:

Adults or children who qualify for Medicaid or are uninsured in Durham, Orange, Wake, Johnston, Mecklenburg and Cumberland counties

Where are services offered?

Services are provided at individual health professionals’ offices or virtually during the pandemic

Cost: 

Free
Services are available in the following language(s): English, Spanish
How to initiate or access services:

Contact the Alliance Access and Information Center at 800-510-9132, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or visit alliancehealthplan.org. Relay is offered for deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind and speech-impaired callers by dialing 711 or 800-735-2962.

We partner with you to build strong, loving relationships with your young children, ages 0-5, to heal and protect them from life’s many stresses and challenges.
Who is Eligible:

Child First is available for families with children ages 0-5 who are Medicaid recipients residing in Durham.

Where are services offered?

Child First is an in-home service that provides trauma informed therapy tailored to your family’s needs.

Cost: 

Free, Medicaid Eligible

Medicaid-funded

Services are available in the following language(s): English
How to initiate or access services:
Call James Turner, Clinician Supervisor, at 336.402.3679 or
Email: jturner@chsnc.org, or
Fill out the online intake form here: CS Child First Request for Service
Evaluation, service coordination and intervention (therapies) for children 0-3 with suspected or confirmed developmental delays.
Who is Eligible:

A child and their family are eligible for supports and services if the child is younger than age three and has a suspected developmental delay or an established developmental condition

Where are services offered?

Services may be provided in a family’s home, childcare setting or other community settings

Cost: 

Free

Free (evaluation and service coordination) and sliding scale for other services, based on financial need

 

Services are available in the following language(s): English, Spanish, Uses translation service for other languages
How to initiate or access services:

Parents, caregivers or other involved professionals can make a referral by calling the Durham CDSA Referral Coordinator at 919-866-2847. For a full list of services and other frequently asked questions, please visit beearly.nc.gov.

 

Learn More:

beearly.nc.gov

 

Referrals, evaluation and short-term treatment for children and young adults experiencing behavioral or mental health challenges.
Who is Eligible:

Duke Children’s Evaluation Center serves infants, children and young adults (ages 0-25)

Where are services offered?

Duke Children’s Evaluation Center is located in Durham at 2608 Erwin Road, Suite 300, the Pavilion East at Lakeview Building; free parking is available for patients.

Cost: 

Coverage for mental health services will vary based on your health insurance plan.

Services are available in the following language(s): English, Uses translation service for other languages
How to initiate or access services:

To make an appointment for an evaluation, call 919-385-3232 and leave a message with the child’s name, date of birth and behavioral health insurance provider. An intake staff member will return your call as soon as possible.

Consultants work with childcare providers and families to support children 0-5 years’ old who have challenging behavior in the classroom.
Who is Eligible:

Children with challenging behavior, ages birth to five years, who are enrolled in Durham County childcare programs; referrals come jointly from childcare providers and families; either can initiate the process

Where are services offered?

Durham County

Cost: 

Free
Services are available in the following language(s): English, Spanish
How to initiate or access services:

Call the Exchange Family Center’s office at 919-403-8249 or use this form to request information or assistance: exchangefamilycenter.org/early-childhood-outreach-inquiry

Outpatient, culturally affirming mental health evaluations, therapy, and treatment in Spanish for adults and children ages 6+.
Who is Eligible:

Spanish-speaking families (children 6+ years-old and adults)

Where are services offered?

We have clinics in Durham, NC and Siler City, NC

Cost: 

We partner with a diverse array of funding sources to ensure that our care is affordable and accessible. Please call to obtain specific information for your situation.

We currently accept Medicaid, Health Choice, and Medicare. Additionally, we are a contracted IPRS provider with the following Managed Care Organizations: Alliance Behavioral Health, Cardinal Innovations, and Sandhills.

Services are available in the following language(s): English, Spanish
How to initiate or access services:

Please visit our elfuturo-nc.org or call (919) 688-7101 for more information about our walk-in clinic.

Learn More:

ElFuturo-NC.org

Parent coaching and family therapy to support a healthy family environment for kids 0-12.
Who is Eligible:

Any family that lives in Durham County with a child between 0- and 12-years-old

Where are services offered?

Throughout Durham County

Cost: 

Free

All family support services and some parenting workshops are free to families

Services are available in the following language(s): English, Spanish
How to initiate or access services:

Call the Exchange Family Center’s office at 919-403-8249, visit exchangefamilycenter.org/parents-caregivers/family-support-program for additional information, or fill out a referral form here: exchangefamilycenter.org/referrals.

For additional information on Parenting Workshops visit exchangefamilycenter.org/parents-caregivers/parenting-workshops.

Outpatient mental health clinic serving children of all ages who have experienced trauma and young children (2.5-6-year-olds) with challenging behavior.
Who is Eligible:

Children up to age 18 who have experienced traumatic events and children ages 2.5-to-6 who have challenging behaviors

Where are services offered?

Services are typically provided at the Urbaniak Clinic in the Center for Child & Family Health, 1121 W. Chapel Hill Street (near the Durham Co-op), though they may be offered virtually

Cost: 

Free, Medicaid Eligible
Services are available in the following language(s): English, Spanish
How to initiate or access services:

Complete this online referral form or call the Clinic Administrator at (919) 385-0701. A licensed clinician will follow up with caregivers to determine if services are a good fit for a family’s needs. Visit ccfhnc.org/urbaniak-clinic/ for additional information.

Learn More:

ccfhnc.org

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