The overall goal of Southwest Human Development's child development and mental health programs is to support early relationships and promote healthy development.
Our child development and mental health programs include:
- Birth to Five Helpline, providing free, developmentally appropriate information and resources for parents of young children and their caregivers.
- The Fussy Baby program is an extension of the Birth to Five Helpline and offers support, and in some cases, home visiting, to families with infants who are hard-to-soothe.
- Good Fit Counseling Center, the only mental health center in Arizona dedicated to young children.
- Child abuse prevention efforts, such as Healthy Families, supporting parents during pregnancy and around the time of a baby's birth.
- Newborn Intensive Care Program, providing in-home community health nursing services to assist families of premature newborns.
- Nurse-Family Partnership, a nurse home visiting program for women in low-income areas who are having their first baby.
- Permanency and Well-Being programs provide a spectrum of services designed to give children who are involved with the Department of Child Safety (DCS) and their families or caregivers critical support, counseling, and resources.
- Smooth Way Home supports a successful transition for fragile infants and their families from the newborn intensive care unit back to their community.