"Connectedness has the power to counterbalance adversity."
- Bruce Perry, M.D., Ph.D, What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience and Healing
The Nurture Place exists to expand access to family support. We all make a difference!
During a recent community health assessment, only 10% of families in Orange County, Florida reported that they know how to access needed mental health care resources. There is typically a 10 year lag between a child exhibiting mental health symptoms and the start of treatment, even though the majority of lifelong mental health problems begin before the age of 15.
The mission and vision of The Nurture Place is to expand access to care for families and children across our community. Here are some of the ways we are doing this!
Who we help
The Nurture Place is focused on working with children and families, and in particular expanding what services are available for families who need specialized care that is unique for them. Specially-trained therapists, trauma-informed providers and specific programs assist families such as foster and adoptive families and families with children who have special needs. Additionally, The Nurture Place believes in the importance of the critical period of growth and development that occurs between the ages of 0-5. Infant mental health is an area of specialty and focus to help families get the best start, prevent abuse and neglect and support lifelong healthy development.
How we help
Traditionally, services available in our community include individual mental health counseling. These services are essential and meet a critical need; however, access to additional levels of care can provide greater access to social-emotional and family support. One way The Nurture Place is expanding how we help is through offering opportunities for group support. We partner with mental health counselors, educators and volunteers around our community to offer groups for children and caregivers. One example is TBRI® Nurture Groups, provided in the preschool setting for 6 weeks, serving 30 3 and 4 year olds, their teachers and parents in our local community. Real-time, peer-to-peer groups allow us to reach more families and significantly lower the cost of care. Expanding access to issue-specific group support and providing opportunities for our community parents and caregivers to offer and receive support from one another is an essential part of who we are!
Who can help
Our community is FILLED with amazing human beings whose collective wisdom is an incredible resource for families. The Nurture Place expands access to care for families by providing opportunities for children and families to be served by various types of professionals and volunteers. Professionals in our community have multiple specialities and passions they utilize to bring specific types of support to families through a group, workshop or individual support. Trained volunteers who are passionate about children staff our groups and support teams, helping make our services more accessible and affordable for all.
Let’s dream about our community together!
We would love to hear from you! What support does your family need? Are there groups or programs you are passionate about? Do you have skills you’d like to utilize as a service provider or volunteer?
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