Mental Health Services Program
CAPE, Inc.’s Mental Health program is dedicated to addressing unique challenges that come from childhood experiences by strengthening the relationships between young children and the adults who care for them.
Young children can benefit greatly from specialized support to help them to develop positive relationships, express their thoughts and feelings appropriately, and manage the ups and downs of daily life.
CAPE, Inc. is devoted to ensuring that each child’s individual needs are met and that his or her unique gifts and talents are developed. Serving children with a range of mental health needs is an integral part of our commitment to families.
Children and families referred to our program may be:
- Enduring loss or a transition (loss of or change in parent or caregiver, the birth of a new sibling, change in school or living situation).
- Showing aggressive behaviors toward other people, or toward themselves.
- Having trouble eating or sleeping.
- Seeming nervous, scared, sad, angry, or irritable.
- Having trouble getting along with other children or adults.
- Have witnessed violence in the home or the community.
- Having behavioral challenges in preschool or daycare.
- Facing life stressors such as divorce/separation, relocation, immigration, and financial hardship
Our Mental Health Resources
Mental Health Consultation
All CAPE Head Start classrooms have the support of a Mental Health Consultant who works with teachers, families, and children on issues related to social and emotional development. You can find information about the Mental Health Consultant in CAPE classrooms or by speaking with your child’s teacher.
We work with children from birth through their 5th birthday who reside in Eastern and Southern Alameda County (including the Tri-Valley area, Fremont, Newark, Hayward, Castro Valley, and San Leandro). We also have a limited number of therapy spots available for CAPE students.
Our staff is composed of Masters-level therapists and social workers, all of who have specialized training and experience in Early Childhood Mental Health.
If you are interested or have questions: Call our referral line at (925) 518-6280 to leave a message in English or Spanish. An intake coordinator will return your call within 3 business days.