The Family Support Assessment Clinic
When a child is facing a transition, a trauma or anything in between that challenges coping skills, clinicians can turn to the Family Support Assessment Clinic. The clinic provides support in the following instances:
In each of these cases, families are understandably overwhelmed. Providing the child’s primary caregiver with developmentally appropriate information will serve the child in two ways:
The Family Support Assessment Clinic will work collaboratively with the pediatrician to amplify his/her effectiveness, in particular, to:
The clinic will be staffed by a developmental and behavioral pediatrician and a mental health clinician. Referring providers are welcome to attend the visit if a team approach would be supportive.
Appointments are made only by referral from the child’s primary care provider.