Triumph and Children’s Village Partnership

Children’s Village moved into Triumph’s newly completed Genesis Building to use as a satellite location to provide team evaluations for infants and toddlers from birth to age three.

Childrens Village, a local specialty clinic, has a long history in our valley. Since opening in 1997, they have been offering a variety of services for children with special health and developmental needs. These services currently include an Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic, Cleft Palate Program, Early Intervention, Behavioral Health, Developmental Screenings, Parent to Parent support, Pediatric Dentistry, Medical Specialty, Develomental and Behavioral Pediatrics, and more.

Triumph and Childrens Village are thrilled to now be working together as a Cross-System Collaboration to produce a better outcome for children and their families. Childrens Village moved into Triumphs newly completed Genesis Building in late January, using this satellite location to provide team evaluations for infants and toddlers from birth to age three. A partnership of this kind is extremely unique. Working and interacting together on a single campus, the availability of multiple services such as Triumph’s family treatment and Children’s Villages’ Early Support for Infants and Toddlers ensure a more streamlined referral process to these programs, bringing healing tools and resources directly to parents. Cindy Carroll, the Clinical Director at Children’s Village is just as enthusiastic about this opportunity as Triumph is.  She says, “It is a really exciting partnership with a very bright future!”

Since then, Childrens Village staff have been able to schedule 109 family evaluations. What do these evaluations look like? After going over details of a referral, Childrens Village specialists select two or more relevant professionals to evaluate the child. These include nurses, teachers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech and language pathologists who evaluate children in all areas of development. After sharing the evaluation results with the parent, a unique plan is developed to support and achieve goals for the child. Family Resource Coordinators are available to help families navigate the services they will receive.

Triumph is also collaborating with Children’s Village to develop the curriculum for a parent coaching group for families with infants and toddlers. This group will be available to both Childrens Village and Triumph clients. Starting this summer, the group will focus on bonding, social-emotional support and building a good foundation for babies and parents. These new groups will create a stronger partnership between Childrens Village and Triumph, bringing community classes into the Genesis building where our clients and outside  individuals will have an opportunity to engage in a variety of different classes to help children and parent development.

Why is this so important? Early intervention is crucial in preventing or reversing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). ACEs are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood and can include violence, abuse, and growing up in a family with mental health or substance use problems. Stress from ACEs can change brain development and affect how the body responds to stress. ACEs are linked to chronic health problems, mental illness, and substance misuse in adulthood.

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