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Child Care Resource and Referral Network

Home Provider Services Mental Health Consultant
Mental Health Consultant

The CCRRN Mental Health Consultant Program

The Child Care Mental Health Consultant Program was established in response to the growing need for additional support services in the area of social, emotional and behavioral needs of children. To address this concern, Chestnut Health Systems and the Child Care Resource and Referral Network formed a partnership to meet this need.

The Child Care Mental Health Consultant works in collaboration with parents and child care providers to:

 Strengthen skills to support a child's healthy social emotional development
• Offer support in the development of partnerships between providers and parents
• Helping with problem-solving and working with parents on difficult issues
• Providing timely, helpful training
• Referring families to other services when needed

When to call the Child Care Mental Health Consultant:

• Concerned about children's behaviors (birth through five years)
    · Biting, hitting, head banging, aggressiveness
    · Overactivity
    · Overly shy. Withdrawn
    · Fearful, hard to comfort
    · Excessive tantrums or crying
• Talking to parents about tough issues
• Concerned about family problems (including trama, violence, death, divorce, depression, etc.)

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This service is FREE and can be accessed by calling Cris at (309) 827-6026.