Infant Mental Health

What are Infant Mental Health Services?

  • Home Based Services to provide parent(s) and infant support.
  • Services to help the parent(s) and infant develop healthy relationships.
  • Referrals provided to meet families’ needs.
  • Therapeutic services to enable parent(s) to resolve conflict within the family.
  • Services that provide information about infant’s growth and development.
  • Therapy to address ongoing mental health concerns.

Who is eligible for services?

  • Residents of Wayne County.
  • Individuals with Medicaid, MI child, and a limited number of non-insured.
  • Pregnant and/or a parent with a child between the ages of 0-3 years.
  • Infants experiencing low birth weight, eating, sleeping difficulties, delays in developmental milestones, infants failing to thrive.
  • Infant/Toddlers with emotional or behavioral difficulties.
  • Infants that have been labeled failure to thrive.
  • Families that have experienced separation due to an illness of the parent or infant.
  • Families that have experienced trauma or loss.
  • Parent(s) struggling with mental health concerns.

What to expect from an Infant Mental Health Specialist

  • Home-based weekly visits.
  • Educational support in understanding the developmental needs of your infant.
  • Guidance and support in times of crisis.
  • Encouragement and guidance on interacting with your infant.
  • Help connecting with your community for support.
  • Link family to community resources and coordinate services.