EMU Early Childhood Satellite Clinics

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 The Early Childhood Satellite Clinics specialize in helping children ages 2-6 and their families.
Children playing

 The Early Childhood Satellite Clinics specialize in helping children ages 2-6 and their families.

The EMU Community Behavioral Health Center is pleased to offer a unique resource to Washtenaw County families. Through a partnership with local early learning centers and funding provided by the Michigan Health Endowment Fund and the Flinn Foundation, we are offering free workshops, parent groups, and behavioral health services for families with young children.

Parent workshops

Virtual parenting workshops take place monthly during the school year and are open to all interested families. Workshops are presented by EMU psychology graduate students and cover different topics related to the challenges of everyday parenting.  Workshops will resume in Fall 2024. 

Mom Power Parenting Group

We offer a free 10-week "Mom Power" parenting group for mothers of at least one child aged 0-6. Groups are offered either online or in-person at the Community Behavioral Health Clinic and start each September, February, and May. Child care is provided for in-person groups. Our next group will be meeting in-person Wednesdays 5:15-7:45 starting in late September. If you are interested in learning more, please complete this brief interest form to see if the group would be a good fit for you. Groups do fill up, so complete the form as soon as possible if you are hoping to take part in the fall group. Email [email protected] if you have questions. 

Assessment and Therapy Services

Behavioral health services (including no-cost assessment and therapy services) are currently available at the EMU Children's Institute, The Collaborative: YMCA Ypsilanti Child Development Center, the Ford Early Learning Center, the Beatty Early Learning Center, and the Perry Early Learning Center. These satellite clinics provide assessment, parent-guidance, and child therapy for issues such as:

  • Behavior problems
  • Fears, worry, or anxiety
  • Anger, tantrums, or aggressive behavior
  • Excessive sadness or withdrawn behavior
  • Stressful or scary experiences
  • Parent-child relationship problems
  • Adjustment issues
  • Problems with routines, sleeping, or eating
  • Social problems

Services are provided by clinical psychology graduate students under the supervision of a licensed clinical psychologist and take place at the centers or virtually through a confidential zoom platform.  Appointments are available during CBHC clinic hours. If your child attends the EMU Children's Institute, the Ypsilanti YMCA Child Development Center, the Ford Early Learning Center, or the Beatty Early Learning Center and you are interested in services, please complete this online questionnaire.

We hope to continue expanding our behavioral health services to other early learning centers in the future. If your child does not attend one of these centers but you are looking for services, please complete the Community Behavioral Health Clinic General Child Client Application

Donate to the Early Childhood Satellite Clinics

We depend on generous support from foundations and individuals to keep our services free for families. Please click the button above to donate to our program. 


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