Early Intervention & Community Wellness
Intervening early in a child’s life can build resilience and confidence as it helps prevent future behavioral issues. Equally important, it can help parents form healthy attachments with their children. For those critical 0-5 years, Wellnest steps in with therapy and services in classrooms, home, and our locations.
Day Treatment Intensive
This therapeutic environment helps children ages 2-5 years old who face challenges with aggression, temper tantrums, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, as well as difficulty in managing their behaviors or emotions in a childcare or school setting. A structured setting offers music, movement, art, and play to support self-expression and reduce challenging behaviors. Participation by parents and caregivers in family therapy and support groups is a fundamental part of the healing process.
Early Intervention Outpatient Services
In the Early Intervention Outpatient Program, we work to support and strengthen the relationship between child and caregiver, while simultaneously helping them both develop skills to manage behaviors. Many families we serve are coping with such issues as separation, loss, difficulty in school, relationship challenges, stress, or traumatic events. The children we see may be experiencing hyperactivity, inattention, difficulty following directions, temper tantrums, depression, or anxiety. Sessions incorporate play and art to meet the developmental age of the child and create a space in which they can explore and express underlying feelings. Case management services support families in accessing community resources such as childcare, recreational activities, and more.
Family Resource Center
Wellnest’s free Family Resource Center provides drop-in center services and one-on-one support to individuals and families. Visitors access such basic essentials for children as clothing, shoes, hygiene products, and diapers. Also available are workshops in infant massage, budgeting, and other useful topics. The Center links its users to resources for childcare, employment, food banks, recreation, and other support. Follow Wellnest on social media for upcoming workshops.
Healthy Families America
The Healthy Families America home visitation program is based on the belief that early, nurturing relationships can instill lifelong healthy development in a child. Our free, accredited program serves prenatal families and families with children ages newborn to five years in South Los Angeles and Metro Los Angeles. Wellnest’s trained Home Visitors engage families in parent-child activities, educate them on healthy development, and provide referrals to community services. Services also include infant massage and lactation support.
Multidisciplinary Assessment Team
Our Multidisciplinary Assessment Team (MAT) collaborates with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services and the Department of Mental Health. MAT Assessments provide feedback on the mental health, developmental needs, and medical concerns of children entering the foster care system, along with each potential caregiver’s ability to provide optimal care. The goal is decreasing the likelihood of multiple out-of-home placements for children. families in accessing community resources such as childcare, recreational activities, and more.
When I am having trouble with my son, the therapist is always available to help me out.