CMARC is available to any family in Durham with 0-to 5-year-olds that may need extra support navigating the mental and behavioral health needs of a young child. This could include children with special health needs, in foster care, recently discharged from the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) or children experiencing situations that can result in unmanageable stress (like homelessness, witnessing violence, or a caregiver’s serious mental illness).
Once in the program, families will work with a personal Care Manager who is a trained nurse or social worker. The Care Managers work side by side with a child’s caregiver/parent and their medical professionals to ensure families are comfortable with their options and understand treatment plans. In addition, they will help families navigate any additional resources a child may need to thrive.