Parent-Child Interactive Therapy

A therapist will observe a parent playing and interacting with their child and provide feedback and coaching.

Sessions last 12-18 weeks and include homework assignments. This service is specifically for children and families that are actively involved with Cuyahoga County’s Division of Children and Family Services. If you think you may need any of the services for your family, please let your caseworker or child protection specialist know.

Age Range: 2-6

Children may be eligible if they:
  • Have a history of trauma exposure and disruptive behaviors including property destruction, physical aggression.
  • Are not responding to discipline that works for other children.

Children are not eligible if they are:
  • In another form of counseling.
  • Living in an unsafe or unstable situation, and/or still residing with the perpetrator.
  • Cared for by someone with untreated mental health concerns.
  • Diagnosed with severe, untreated ADHD.


Child and Family Focused (Family Preservation)

A short-term crisis intervention program to help stabilize families involved with Cuyahoga County DCFS.

Multisystemic Therapy (MST)

With Multisystemic Therapy an expert will support and advocate for your family.

Alternatives for Families Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

This evidence-based treatment helps improve the relationship between children and caregivers in Cuyahoga County.

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Therapy for Cuyahoga County children with post-traumatic stress disorder or other problems related to traumatic life experiences.

Attachment Biobehavioral Catch-up

Therapy to help residential caregivers in Cuyahoga County understand a child's cues and practice appropriate responses.

Early Childhood Mental Health Services (ECMH)

Early childhood mental health services available to Cuyahoga County children.

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