This parenting education program serves families with children ages 2-12 with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, and/or chronic illnesses. Activities enhance parent-child relationships, increase effective discipline and reduce parental stress.
University of Miami Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (UM-PCIT) is an evidence-based live coaching model of parenting education (individual parenting-not in the home program). The program serves families with children ages 2-12 who exhibit disruptive behaviors; are at-risk for mistreatment; have parents with clinically elevated parenting stress; have comorbid developmental disabilities (DD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), physical disabilities, and/or chronic illnesses. The services are provided through five sites (Mailman Center, Connect Familias, UM-NSU CARD Main Office, Kendall, and Homestead). Therapists provide parents with immediate, strength-based coaching feedback while practicing relationship enhancement and discipline skills with their children during the session at the clinics and/or through telehealth services. The program requires families to reach mastery from each stage of the model for graduation.
Citrus Health Network’s Parent-Child Interaction Therapy program provides evidence-based interventions for children age 2-7 years with disruptive behaviors and their parents/caregivers. The sessions take place in two community-based office settings in central and northwest Miami-Dade County. Specially trained clinicians provide parents with guidance and coaching in real time during parent-child interactions to teach strategies that strengthen the parent-child relationship and effectively manage the disruptive behaviors. Participants are referred by Family and Neighborhood Support Partnerships, Quality Counts, United Way, Early Learning Coalition, Together for Children, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and internally from pediatrics and behavioral assessment programs.
The University of Miami’s Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Community Connect (PCIT-CC) is an individual parenting program that serves families of children from 2 to 12 years old living in Miami-Dade County. It uses a live coaching model of treatment where parents learn and practice skills with their children during session and receive immediate, strength-based feedback. The program requires parents to demonstrate mastery of parenting skills during sessions as one component of treatment graduation. In order to graduate from treatment, parents also have to rate their children’s disruptive behaviors as within normal limits via a weekly behavior checklist. PCIT-CC specializes in providing services to families of children who exhibit significant disruptive and aggressive behaviors and families at significant risk for child mistreatment. PCIT-CC has uses a strong evidence-base model for building parental skills that enhances parent-child relationships, reduce children’s disruptive and aggressive behaviors, and reduce parenting stress.