Child-Parent Psychotherapy

We believe a strong caregiver-child relationship is the key to preventing maltreatment and building healthy families. The Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) Program, an evidence-based preventive therapy, specifically focuses on the relationship between caregiver and child (birth-6 years). Therapists meet with both the caregiver and child weekly for 10-12 months to facilitate positive caregiver-child interactions using play and sensitivity to the child’s developmental level. Research shows that supporting family relationships builds the caregiver’s sense of competency and strengthens the child’s sense of security and attachment, improving their chances for success. Weekly CPP sessions are conducted in the family’s home, at the Center, in a location of the parent/caregiver’s choosing (if deemed appropriate), or via telehealth.

Families can reach out directly to MHFC to inquire about services.  We also accept referrals through community partners or other child-serving organizations.

Who is eligible: Children ages 0-6 and their caregivers

Offered Under: Monroe County Department of Human Services Preventive Unit Contracted Services, Building Healthy Children, Project ANGEL (Achieving New Growth & Embracing Learning)

Clinical Director

Jody Todd Manly, Ph.D.