New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (“NAC”)

Posted on August 5, 2022

To support Building Blocks, their early intervention program promoting better parent-child bonding and attachments, helping to repair disrupted relationships for children aged 0-6 and their birth parents during the children’s critically-important formative years. NAC provides early and vital mental health assessments, treatments, and support among parents who are caring for a child with complex medical and emotional needs, and who themselves are likely to have their own risk factors. Healthy, strong attachments between parents and children formed during the first few years of life can turn the tide from ongoing risk and trauma to a lifetime of mental health and emotional stability. NAC provides a wide variety of innovative services in support of birth, foster, and adoptive families caring primarily for “medically complex children”, which includes children with severe physical disabilities, emotional and behavioral challenges, and developmental disabilities. Their services enable children to remain in, or to be returned to, their original families whenever possible, or to be adopted by loving families.