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So, You Have to Make the Call – A Table Talk Wednesday Recap

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA Happy New Year to all of our Table Talk Wednesday fans!  Luckily for us, our first event of the year came just in time – 2 more days and Icemaggeddon 2016 was upon us!  We had great attendance for our second discussion about working with […]

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What’s Your Definition of Home?

Written by Kesha Lynch, MSW, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA When early intervention professionals hear the term “natural environment” as it relates to supporting children and families, settings such as the family’s home, park, playground, or child care center may come to mind.  But what does “home” really mean?  What happens when we are […]

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They’re Too Little for This to Affect Them….Right?

Written by Shannon Winsjansen, MSW, LCSWA, Mecklenburg County CDSA April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. On April 8, 2015, the Mecklenburg County CDSA planted blue and silver pinwheels in front of the Carlton G. Watkins Center to raise awareness and promote a healthy and safe start for all children.  As early interventionists, this is […]

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Rules to Engagement: Families in the NICU

Written by Michelle Allen, Service Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA So you have a referral that comes to you for a baby that is still in the hospital.  You are scheduling your visits and preparing yourself for next steps.  The parents you see might at first seem scared, defensive, unsure, or feeling helpless.  But what you […]

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Working with Families in Crisis

Written by Lindsey Moss, LCSWA, Mecklenburg County CDSA Being an early intervention provider allows us the unique opportunity of working with children and families in their most natural environment.  Through this approach, we are able to build close relationships with families, which ultimately helps us provide the most appropriate support and intervention.  While building these relationships, […]

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