Early Intervention Programs
Through unique service collaborations, comprehensive programs, and flexible and responsive approaches, Mothercraft’s early childhood intervention programs deliver interventions to support young children with established special needs and their families, or those whose development may be at risk due to biologic and psychosocial risk conditions including parental substance use problems and related issues, such as domestic violence and mental health problems.
Mothercraft’s Early Intervention Programs are:
Breaking the Cycle
Breaking the Cycle (BTC) is an early intervention and prevention program designed to reduce risk and to enhance the development for substance-exposed children (prenatal – 6 years) by providing services which address maternal addiction problems and the mother-child relationship through a community based cross-systemic partnership. In 2004 Breaking the Cycle was recognized by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime as an exemplary program serving pregnant and parenting women with substance use problems, and their young children.
CITYKIDS is a network of agencies working together to provide single point access, coordinated intake and service delivery to children with special needs and their families. We serve children from birth to 6 years of age, and children from 6 to 12 years of age attending childcare, who reside within the Greater Toronto Area.
The Parent-Infant Program
Mothercraft's Parent-Infant Program (PIP) is an Infant Development Program aimed at supporting the healthy development of infants and young children “at risk” due to biological and psychosocial issues. Through home-based and centre-based early intervention services, the Parent-Infant Program provides support to parents who are experiencing problems with substance abuse and related issues, and their young children who may be affected by prenatal substance exposure. The Parent-Infant Program serves families in collaboration with Breaking the Cycle.