Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Hall-Mercer Community Behavioral Health Center

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Child and Parent Center


CHILD AND PARENT CENTER is a well established community based program, which for the past 35 years has provided supportive, nurturing experiences for families with young children.   The Center is associated with Pennsylvania Hospital and The University of Pennsylvania Health System.  Child and Parent Center staff are Master’s Level Clinicians with extensive training in Early Childhood Development and Parent education.

The Center provides groups for families with young children from infants up to three years of age.  The goal of the center is to promote healthy development in infants, toddlers and their families. 

  • Parents are provided information and support so that they can feel confident in their role as parents. 
  • Parents gain an understanding of normal child development that allows them to anticipate their child’s behavior and direct it with confidence before problems arise. 
  • Parents are able to discuss their individual questions and concerns with a child development professional, as well as the opportunity to meet with other families with children close in age to their own, and share quality time interacting with their child in a child-safe and developmentally stimulating play environment. 

 

 

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Child and Parent Center Staff
215-829-5555/5255
CPCenter@uphs.upenn.edu