Louisville families have access to many public and private resources for mental health and developmental needs.
- Mental health: a person’s social and emotional well-being. This includes how they may think, act, or feel about themselves and others.
- Developmental needs: Every child learns and grows in their own way. However, a child’s growth can be compared to a larger group of children their age. Some children may need help learning a skill. These are developmental needs.
Pediatricians can make referrals for social emotional concerns to rule out any physical/medical issues. Talk to your child’s healthcare provider during your child’s wellness exam. If your family needs more support, the following list represents some of the choices available outside of the local public school district – Jefferson County Public Schools – which offers many resources for its students and their families.
Mental Health Resources
- Carriage House: Carriage House can provide behavior intervention services for children from age 2 to 6.
- Creative Family Counseling: Creative Family Counseling serves families with children 2 to 18 using Positive Discipline Parenting.
- Center for Behavioral Health (CBH): Center for Behavioral Health (CBH) at Spalding University offers mental health services for all ages. They can help with depression and mood-related issues, attention and concentration issues, anxiety and excessive worry, parenting issues, coping with trauma, and sleep disruptions.
- Family and Children’s Place: Family and Children’s Place offers services to children who have been abused or exposed to violence and/or trauma. They offer individual, family, group, and school-based counseling.
- Transformations: Transformations offers emotional, social, and behavioral support to children and their families. Counseling and case management are available. Services can be scheduled in-home, via telehealth, or in office.
Resources for Developmental Needs
- Home of the Innocents: Home of the Innocents can provide evaluations for ADHD, depression, anxiety, developmental delays, emotional/behavioral problems as well as learning differences for children up to age 18.
- Norton Children’s Development Center: Norton’s developmental-behavioral pediatric specialists provide evaluations and treatments for conditions such as ADHD, behavioral and developmental issues related to chronic illness, general cognitive and developmental delays, genetic conditions, learning difficulties, and feeding difficulties.
- Square One: Square One offers medical, psychological, educational, and speech-language evaluations. They can diagnosis and work with children with: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD or ADHD), Emotional, Mood & Anxiety Disorders, Receptive & Expressive Language Disorders, Articulation/Phonological Disorders, Social Skills Abilities, Learning Differences such as Dyslexia and Nonverbal Learning Disorder.
This list is for informational purposes only and does not imply an endorsement of any particular agency or program by the Ready for K Alliance.