Health and Development

Programs Address All Aspects of a Child's Development


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.
  • Child abuse prevention efforts, such as Healthy Families, supporting parents during pregnancy and around the time of a baby's birth.
  • 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.