Connecting Families to Services
All families will have the opportunity to gain knowledge of accessing resources and services that supports them in learning about their children’s development.
Help Me Grow does not provide direct services. Through the Core Components, families are connected with needed programs and services for a healthy pregnancy, screening that will help make sure your child’s growth is on track, and to services for concerns regarding the child’s development and emotional growth.
COMPONENTS OF HELP ME GROW
Making the Connection: Help Me Grow Solano Resource Specialists work with families by providing intake, triage, and referrals to services for families with young children.
Building the Network: Develop relationships within the community and maintain a list of local resources. If you are interested in being listed as a resource, contact us at email@example.com.
Outreach and Training: Help Me Grow staff conduct outreach to child health care providers, Child Care Providers, Teachers, and other community services providing education and training on the importance of early detection, intervention, and the referral process.
Identifying Gaps and Barriers: Data is collected and analyzed to identify gaps and barriers to services in Solano County. This information is also used to assess how well the Help Me Grow System is working, and what changes are needed to more effectively connect families to community resources.
Referrals for Developmental Screening. Help Me Grow provides direct referrals for FREE developmental screening and assessments including social and emotional development for children ages birth through five.
Who can make a referral to Help Me Grow?: Parents/caregivers, teachers, and medical staff can request a screening for children birth through five years by calling the toll free number 844-501-KIDS (5437), or by clicking here.
What is a Developmental Screening?: Developmental Screenings can help highlight important developmental milestones children achieve as they grow by measuring specifically how he/she learns, speaks, moves, behaves and relates. This will help identify your child’s strengths and uncover any areas of concern. It is also a great way to learn about typical child development. Doing a screening is as simple as playing with your child!
Why call Help Me Grow?
Call if you are:
- Wondering about your child’s development, behavior or learning
- Needing support to access services
- Assisting a client, family member or friend seeking information about developmental services
- Requesting to have your organization included in the developmental services database used for referrals
The Help Me Grow Team will:
- Listen to your concerns to help you decide which referrals are right for the needs of your family
- Find services that are appropriate and available
- Connect you and your child to services
- Follow up to find out if you were connected to a service