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Center for Children and Families

Center for Children and Families At the Center for Children and Families, the staff provides integrated care across psychology, psychiatry and clinical social work to support adults and children. Occupational therapy services are also available to young infants and their families to address specific developmental and feeding concerns.
The Center for Children and Families is closely aligned with the Brown Center for the Study of Children at Risk, which has been conducting research and providing services on child development and behavior issues since 1991 - first as Women & Infants' Infant Development Center and, since 2005, as the Brown Center for the Study of Children at Risk.

The Center for Children and Families
For more than two decades, the mission of the Brown Center for the Study of Children at Risk has been to stimulate outstanding interdisciplinary research, education and clinical services on the biological and social factors that determine the developmental outcome of at-risk children.

The Center for Children and Families supports that mission with a commitment to training, learning and clinical care.

Inpatient Services

Occupational Therapy (OT) Consult Service:  The Occupational Therapy Consult Service provides assements and interventions for infants who have had specific feeding and developmental concerns during their NICU and newborn nursery hospital stay. 

NNNS: The NNNS scales examines the neurobehavioral organization, neurological reflexes, motor development, motor developement, and signs of stress and withdrawal in of drug exposed infants.

Outpatient Services

Behavioral and Development:  Behavioral and Developmental Services focuses both on diagnostic evaluations and child and family therapy. Diagnostic services provide support to families around identifying and clarifying early behavioral and developmental disorders.

Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic (ASD): The Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Clinic offers services to children of a broad age range with ASD or a parental concern for an ASD.Services for families include diagnostic and behavioral assessments, psychiatric consultation for behavioral and/or emotional concerns related to an ASD diagnosis, and child and family therapy to optimize the strengths and capacities for families and their children. Our multidisciplinary team includes child psychiatry, psychology and clinical social work.

Infant Behavior,Cry and Sleep clinic (Colic): The Colic Clinic provides services for infants with crying, colic, sleep, feeding, and behavior concerns.

Healthy Early Relationships Clinic (HER): The HER Clinic helps to transition, and reunite families through play therapy techniques.

Perinatal and Postpartum Services: The Center offers individual adult services to support women during the perinatal and postpartum periods through outpatient behavioral health services, as well as services during infancy around sleep and regulatory difficulties.

Occupational Therapy (OT) Consult Service: The Occupational Therapy Consult Service provides outpatient follow-up assessment and intervention for infants who have had specific feeding and developmental concerns during their NICU and newborn nursery hospital stay. When concerns arise after discharge, community pediatric providers may also refer new patients for evaluation and recommendations.

Meet our Providers: The Clinicians at the Center for Children and Families strive to ensure a comfortable experience for all of our patients and their familes.


50 Holden Street
Providence, RI 02908

To make an appointment or referral, call (401) 274-1122, extension 48935.

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