PCIT and Young Child Services

Parenting a young child with behavioral, emotional, or social difficulties can be stressful and challenging. Oftentimes, caregivers are unclear whether their child’s behaviors are “normal” for their age and adopt a “wait and see” approach hoping that the behavior will eventually resolve as their child gets older.

In addition, caregivers are oftentimes concerned that anxiety, mood, stress, developmental delay, attention deficits, school-based problems, or learning issues may be contributing to their child’s behavior.

If a child’s behavior is causing concern and impairment in any aspect of their life, an evaluation may be warranted to gain a better understanding of the issues and, more importantly, to develop an intervention strategy that is focused on improving the overall well-being of the child and their family. Research has continuously demonstrated that early intervention leads to more positive outcomes and a better quality of life in the both the short-term and long-term.

BCSC’s Young Child Services team offers comprehensive assessments designed to better understand your child’s strengths and weaknesses. With Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) serving as the primary treatment for young children between the ages of 2-8, BCSC works with families to determine whether other services are also appropriate (neuropsychological testing, school consultation, group therapy, individual therapy for older children, etc.).

Our overall mission is to offer comprehensive and research-based assessment and state-of-the-art treatment in a sensitive, caring, and collaborative manner. We strive to provide short-term, solution-focused strategies that will provide a child and their family with clear and concrete strategies that can be implemented across settings. To determine progress, we continually monitor and assess behavior.

To schedule an initial assessment, please email bcscla@bostonchildstudycenter.com.