Mental Health, Crisis Intervention

Lucy Daniels Center for Early Childhood

Helping Children Live Emotionally Healthy Lives

aka Lucy Daniels Center

Cary, NC

Mission

The Lucy Daniels Center helps children live emotionally healthy lives through in-depth evaluation and treatment, family involvement, and education.

Ruling Year

1990

Executive & Clinical Director

Ms. Josie Sawyer

Main Address

9003 Weston Parkway

Cary, NC 27513 USA

Keywords

therapeutic, preschool, mental health, behavior problems, outpatient therapy, early childhood

EIN

58-1863104

 Number

0584276361

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Community Mental Health Center (F32)

Kindergarten, Nursery Schools, Preschool, Early Admissions (B21)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Children’s mental health is our priority at the Lucy Daniels Center, where we help children with emotional, mental and social challenges succeed through in-depth evaluation and treatment, family involvement and education. Here are some situations we can encounter: -behavior and discipline challenges -attention deficit/hyperactivity challenges -childhood bereavement -reactions to abuse and other trauma -complications of adoption including attachment problems -adjustments in blended families -impulsivity and aggression -difficulties as a result of divorce -fears, anxieties and behavior rituals -sleep and toileting problems -social isolation and peer conflicts

Our programs

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Lucy Daniels School

Farley-Manning Family Guidance Service

SecurePath

LDC 4 Early Success

Where we work

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Children’s mental health is our priority at the Lucy Daniels Center, where we help children with emotional, mental and social challenges succeed through in-depth evaluation and treatment, family involvement and education. Lucy Daniels Center provides free observations and assessments at our center in Cary, North Carolina, or in the comfort of a child’s own home or preschool. We help parents identify their child’s challenges and guide them through the process of finding the right solution for their child and their family. Through our comprehensive therapeutic programs and outreach services, we meet challenges to healthy development by addressing issues such as social, behavioral, and disciplinary concerns; reactions to bereavement, abuse, or other trauma; and fears, anxieties, and behavior rituals.

Lucy Daniels Center provides a comprehensive range of therapeutic and educational programs: • Lucy Daniels School—a therapeutic school serving Pre-K through 5th grade • Farley-Manning Family Guidance Service—individual and family therapy on-site in Cary, North Carolina • SecurePath Outreach—in-home therapy services • Circle of Security Parenting Program— parenting support workshops • First Friends—social skills program in local preschools and daycare centers • Lucy’s Link—free observations and assessments

FOUNDED IN 1989, Lucy Daniels Center is the largest nonprofit provider of mental health services exclusively for children in the Triangle area. We serve more than 700 children and their families yearly and provide more than 20,000 hours of direct social, emotional, and mental health services to children from birth to age 12. Our programs offer individualized treatment for each child, a rigorous academic program through Lucy Daniels School (Pre-K–5th grade), and community outreach programs that serve families across the Triangle. Our multi-disciplinary team, which includes recognized experts in mental health and education, works together with families to provide a uniquely comprehensive approach, delivering individualized treatment to each child.

Lucy Daniels Center trained staff works closely with each child and provides consistent observation and assessment in order to determine a child's progress in critical areas. Early intervention programs yield benefits in academic achievement, behavior, educational progression and attainment, reduction in delinquency and criminality, and improved labor market success, among other domains. Early intervention programs have also been proven to diminish the utilization of crisis management programs and eliminate the need for emergency room visits and hospitalization later in life.

Our story began more than 30 years ago in 1989 with a generous start-up gift from Lucy Daniels, Ph.D., a local writer and clinical psychologist. And what a gift it was! Our story continues as we serve the needs of a diverse population through our on-site clinic, offsite therapeutic services, school, and community outreach programs. Through it all, we are raising the awareness of children's mental and emotional health, and educating the community about the importance of developing a good mental health status early in life. This must be the case if children are to truly live a life of full potential filled with positive experiences. It is our goal to instill a willingness to do what is best for themselves and the people around them. In the upcoming years, Lucy Daniels Center will be diligently working to increase awareness and expand our services into neighboring counties in order to provide more North Carolina children with emotional, mental and social challenges the support and guidance they need to live emotionally healthy lives.

External Reviews

Accreditations

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) - 5 Year Accreditation 2000

Awards

Hands of Health Award 2006

John Rex Endowment

Children's Program Award for Excellence 2006

The Association for Child Psychoanalysis

Healthcare Heroes Award for Outstanding Outreach and Education 2007

Triangle Business Journal

Charitable Parnter Award 2007

Cary, NC Chamber of Commerce Award

IMPACT Award 2009

GlaxoSmithKline Foundation

Affiliations & Memberships

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) 2000

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member 2000

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Lucy Daniels Center for Early Childhood

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Not Applicable

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Not Applicable

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Not Applicable