What We Do
We provide Early Intervention Programs at 8 locations in Alameda county and the Alameda County Family Justice Center.
Our one-year multi-lingual, multi-cultural training internship provides post-masters mental health interns with a specialization in culturally competent early childhood mental health.
Early Intervention Programs at Eight Location
Children who have self-understanding, emotional awareness, empathy and respect for differences and an ability to problem solve are more in control of their own behavior and experience a self-confidence and sense of security that supports their ability to form positive relationships with adults and peers, and to learn. The relationships that the TLC intern therapists form in their play with children promote these experiences.
A major objective of the TLC model is to reduce stress and conflict in families and childcare settings. Parents improve their communication and problem solving skills, learn positive ways to discipline their children, and deal more effectively with stress. Teachers are able to discuss their classroom concerns. Children use play therapy to reduce their fears and aggression, and enhance their social skills.
In order for children to receive TLC services, they must be enrolled in one of the centers TLC serves:
|TLC Administrative Offices||Oakland|
|Alameda County Family Justice Center||Oakland|
|21st Street YMCA Child Development Center||Oakland|
|Alameda Head Start – College of Alameda Center||Alameda|
|Alameda Head Start – Sue Matheson Center||Alameda|
|Bella Vista Child Development Center - Oakland Unified School District||Oakland|
|Fruitvale Child Development Center - Oakland Unified School District||Oakland|
|Manzanita Child Development Center - Oakland Unified School District||Oakland|
TLC is partnering with county and community-based agencies to provide support to victims of domestic violence and their families at the Family Justice Center in Oakland.
Trainings for Providers and Administrators
TLC offers three trainings for providers and administrators. Those interested may call TLC at (510) 428-2028 for more information.
Managing Children’s Behavior in Social Settings: This six hour training instructs providers and administrators in the psychology of child behavior in social settings in the early years, how to set up the environment and engage with children so they begin to manage their own behavior, on the importance of communication and connection in fostering positive relationships with young children, in how to use positive reinforcement to increase desired behavior from children, and, how to correct problem behaviors which are taking over the classroom.
Psychology of the Family and Parenting: This six hour training instructs providers and administrators on the positively adapted family dynamics of diverse cultures which support the child’s healthy emotional development. It also provides providers with an understanding of the dysfunctional family, and how this type of family environment affects children. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss and practice strategies and communication for eliciting cooperation from parents who have dysfunctional family issues.
Maintaining Professional Relationships in Early Childhood Environments: This six hour training instructs providers and administrators in professional relationship skills, such as job responsibility, communication, problem solving, and team work, so that stress and conflict are managed positively. The goal of this training is to create professional relationships that feel supportive and bring pleasure to the job.