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Programs & Services


Early Childhood and Perinatal Mental Health

Provides therapeutic services to children aged 1 to 5 and their families as well as prenatal and postpartum parents experiencing depression and anxiety.

Services include:

  • Family Consultation: All children who are referred take part in a Family Consultation, a 90 minute assessment with 3 early childhood therapists. One therapist interviews one or both caregivers regarding the history of the child and the presenting concerns.  The second therapist engages and assesses the child through play, and a third therapist observes and documents. At the end of the appointment the caregiver is provided the team’s observations, suggestions and/or recommendations both verbally and in a written report
  • Focused Consultation: After a Family Consultation is completed, the team may feel the child’s presenting concerns require a closer look. The closer look may include the child’s overall development, family life, speech, social and/or emotional development as well as the family’s techniques and strategies to manage any concerns. The Focused Consult results in a report that includes clinical impressions and opinions as well as suggestions for the family
  • Treatment: After a Family or Focused Consultation the team may provide a referral to our treatment program that provides intensive therapeutic intervention with families. The treatment can occur in the home and/or in preschool/daycare environment.  The goals of treatment are to promote healthy caregiver-child behaviors that are responsive to the needs of the developing child.  Treatment may be 2 to 12 individual sessions with the child and caregiver and/or may include group work for caregivers
  • Perinatal Mental Health: Provides 2 to 12 sessions of therapy for anxiety/depression in the perinatal period in-home for caregivers of children aged 24 weeks gestation to 12 months post-partum

Contact Details

East Calgary Health Centre

Address
4715 8 Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta
T2A 3N4
Telephone
403-955-1161
Fax
403-955-1013
Getting There

Public transportation available

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

Monday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Access
Service Providers May Include
family counsellors, speech-language pathologists (SLPs)
Eligibility

Early Childhood Mental Health

  • referred by a doctor, agency, or other professional
  • newborn to kindergarten entry
  • identified mental health concern in caregiver and/or child
  • caregiver voluntarily consents to participate in service
  • no presenting factors which would impede engagement in service (e.g. homelessness, active substance abuse, active family violence, etc.)

Perinatal Mental Health

  • 24 weeks gestation to 12 months post-partum
  • client voluntarily consents to participate in service
  • no presenting factors which would impede engagement in service (e.g. homelessness, active substance abuse, active family violence, etc.)
  • no active psychosis or bipolar disorder
Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

Referrals can be made by any professional in the community.


Wait Times

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services