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Families Take Time

Assisting families in resolving identified concerns that are impacting their child's weight and development

The Families Take Time program works with families with children -- ages birth through three years -- who have been diagnosed with, or are at risk for developing, non-organic Failure to Thrive Syndrome.

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What the Program Offers

The program’s primary goal is to assist families in resolving the identified concerns that are impacting the child's weight and development.

Services included in the program are home-based counseling, specialized parenting skills training, education on infant care and nutrition, follow up on physicians' orders, weight checks, and ongoing observation and assessment of parent and child.

All services are closely coordinated with the medical and community health care providers and any other community agencies involved.

Eligibility criteria

The family must reside in Monroe County and have a child diagnosed with Failure to Thrive, or are at risk of developing Failure to Thrive.

Intake Process

The program does not accept self-referrals. Referrals are made directly to the program social worker ((585) 546-7220 x4818) via pediatric care providers, visiting nurse services or Child Protective Services. Referrals can also be made through the Monroe County Department of Human Services' Preventive Unit liaison at (585) 753-5821.

Program Cost

There is no cost to eligible families. The program is voluntary and families do not have to accept the service.