Early Steps: Positive Family Partners provides early intervention services in natural environments of home, preschools, and community places for children, birth to 3 years, who have developmental disabilities or delays. We contract with two Early Steps regions, the Bay Area Early Steps (BAES) of the University of South Florida and the West Central Early Steps (WCES) of John Hopkins Medical Institute, All Children’s Hospital. Our team is comprised of 70% bilingual (English/Spanish) providers and we serve approximately 350 to 400 children and their families at any given time. Our team provides services in Hillsborough and Polk under the BAES contract and in Pinellas, Pasco, Citrus, and Hernando under the WCES contract. All providers are licensed early interventionists in psychology, mental health, or nursing, or are certified Infant Toddler Developmental Specialists (ITDS).
Infant Mental Health (IMH): Positive Family Partners is contracted by the Early Childhood Council of Hillsborough County with funding from the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County to provide:
- IMH practicum training and reflective practices for providers in Early Steps across Hillsborough County and also to other community agencies that provide services to young children. Our fifth and sixth practicum cohorts will start in January and March 2018. Please contact us if you are interested in joining one of these two groups.
- IMH supports and services are provided in several preschools. The first preschools in these cohorts were A Brighter Community and United Cerebral Palsy.
ASO (Administrative Support Services): Positive Family Partners is a funded agency of the Children’s Board to provide ASO services and supports to children 3 to 6 years to include developmental supports in areas such as delayed toilet training, challenging behaviors, and trauma.
Healthy Steps/ Positive Development: Consultation supports are available upon request by trained Healthy Steps Specialists to pediatric practices. The focus is on children who have experienced trauma or who need support to enhance the parent and child relationships.