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Therapeutic Parenting Services

Adelphi Clinical Services

The Clinic at the Institute for Parenting was developed to address the complicated range of needs of young and developing families. Our focus on the developing relationship is key as research shows that infant and toddlers need secure relationships to build capacities for coping and learning. Our goal is to help support and strengthen nurturing connections. The clinicians at the Institute for Parenting specialize in Infant Mental Health and help parents and their 0-5 year olds find their way to stronger, healthier relationships. We know that parents are the experts on their children. With this in mind we work with parents to help them guide their child's healthy social, emotional and psychological development.

Services

  • Adelphi Clinical Services
    Consultation
  • Comprehensive evaluation
  • Child focused parent therapy
  • Psychotherapy/dyadic treatment
  • Parent education and guidance
  • Video interactive guidance
  • Phone support
  • Referrals for medication evaluation, social services
  • Home visiting
  • Support groups
  • Therapeutic supervised visitation (only as part of the Babies Can't Wait Project)
  • Office visits
  • School consultations

Please note: The Institute for Parenting does not provide court-mandated parenting classes.

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First Connections Matter

Are you …

  • Experiencing symptoms of sadness, anxiety, and frustration?
  • Finding it hard to feel connected to your baby?
  • Feeling overwhelmed by the challenges of new motherhood?
  • Frightened by some of your own thoughts?
  • Having trouble sleeping, eating, or performing daily tasks?
  • Struggling to make decisions or concentrate?
  • Dealing with a history of trauma or abuse?
First Connections Matter
Do you find your baby…
  • Extremely fussy?
  • Challenging to care for?
  • Difficult to read?
  • Hard to settle or soothe?
You are not alone…
If you feel you are having trouble adjusting to parenthood, this program may be right for you!

First Connections Matter is a program through Adelphi’s Institute for Parenting that focuses on increasing mothers’ confidence, competence, and feelings of closeness to their babies. We offer services to mothers with postpartum depression, anxiety, or new parenting challenges. Overwhelming feelings can hamper a mother’s capacity to handle the emotional and/or physical demands of caring for herself and her newborn. Sometimes fathers feel overwhelmingly depressed or anxious and can benefit as well. Our well-trained staff recognize the importance of helping to foster those early connections that are critical to healthy development.

About Us
Our staff consists of parent educators, social workers, and other clinical professionals with specialized training in maternal/infant/toddler/parent mental health. We are an intensive training site for graduate students and professionals in the human service field.

Adelphi Clinical Services
Services
  • Office visits
  • Home visits
  • Consultation
  • Comprehensive evaluation and assessment
  • Video interactive guidance
  • Psychotherapy/dyadic treatment
  • Support groups
  • Phone support
  • Referrals for medication, evaluation, and services

Cost
Fees for clinical services are based on a sliding scale and are affordable.

Contact us
For more information about the First Connections Matter program, to schedule an appointment, or to make a referral, please call 516.237.8531.

Adelphi University Institute for Parenting is located on the Adelphi
University Garden City campus.

Should you require an accommodation based on a disability, or need to request an ASL interpreter, please contact the Office of Disability Support Services by phone at 516.877.3145 or email at DSS@adelphi.edu. Please allow for a reasonable time frame prior to the event; we suggest a minimum of five (5) business days.

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Contact
For additional information about our parenting programs and services, please contact:


The Institute for Parenting

p - 516.877.3060
e - theinstituteforparenting@adelphi.edu

Adelphi University
Linen Hall, Lower Level Room 9
1 South Avenue
P.O. Box 701
Garden City, NY 11530-0701

f - 516.237.8512
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