The Center for Children and Families is closely aligned with the Brown Center for the Study of Children at Risk
, which has been conducting research
and providing services on child development and behavior issues since 1991 - first as Women & Infants' Infant Development Center and, since 2005, as the Brown Center for the Study of Children at Risk.
For more than two decades, the mission of the Brown Center for the Study of Children at Risk has been to stimulate outstanding interdisciplinary research, education and clinical services on the biological and social factors that determine the developmental outcome of at-risk children.
The Center for Children and Families supports that mission with a commitment to training, learning and clinical care.
Perinatal, Postpartum and Infancy Services
– The Center offers individual adult services to support women during the perinatal and postpartum
periods through outpatient behavioral health services, as well as services during infancy around sleep and regulatory difficulties.
Early Childhood Services
– Early childhood services
focuses both on diagnostic evaluations and child and family therapy. Diagnostic services provide support to families around identifying and clarifying early behavioral and developmental disorders.
Autism Spectrum Disorders Services
– The Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Clinic
offers services to children of a broad age range with ASD or a parental concern for an ASD.Services for families include diagnostic and behavioral assessments, psychiatric consultation for behavioral and/or emotional concerns related to an ASD diagnosis, and child and family therapy to optimize the strengths and capacities for families and their children. Our multidisciplinary team includes child psychiatry, psychology and clinical social work.
Occupational Therapy (OT) Consult Service
– The Occupational Therapy Consult Service
provides outpatient follow-up assessment and intervention for infants who have had specific feeding and developmental concerns during their NICU and newborn nursery hospital stay. When concerns arise after discharge, community pediatric providers may also refer new patients for evaluation and recommendations.