Help for Parents of Young Children

Do you have concerns about your baby, toddler or preschooler’s development or behavior? It can be hard to know what is normal for children in this age group. You may wonder if something you’re seeing is a “red flag” or if it is typical at this early stage of life. Our children don’t come to us with a manual and each child is unique!

Father with Son

MCF’s trained staff are parents, grandparents and caregivers of children who have had challenges with developmental delays or behavioral health differences.

A Family Peer Support Specialist listens to your concerns and helps you to:

  • Find hope!
  • Learn about the services and supports available in your community.
  • Access early intervention services, regardless of your income or insurance coverage.
  • Identify the strengths and very best aspects of your child and your family.
  • Accept your child without feeling judged, ashamed or guilty.
  • Openly talk about the challenges of parenting an infant or toddler.
  • Understand child development and know what to expect at each stage.
  • Advocate for your child’s needs from the very beginning.
  • Learn more about MCF’s workshops and trainings for families.
  • Connect with other families with young children who know what you’re going through.

Any parent or caregiver can reach out to a Family Peer Support Specialist to request assistance. There is no cost for services.

TO CONNECT TO FAMILY PEER SUPPORT IN YOUR COMMUNITY, CALL 410-730-8267, PRESS 1 or reach out via email.

Para conectarse con el apoyo familiar en su comunidad, llame al 410-730-8267, presione 2 o correo electrónico

See a listing of Family Peer Support staff by County.
Connect to a Support Group in your community.

 

"Not only did I feel that I finally had the help I needed—I also felt I was in the company of friends."

— Parent supported by MCF