The Families Take Time program works with families who have children -- ages birth through three -- who have been diagnosed with, or are at risk, for developing non-organic Failure to Thrive Syndrome.
Catholic Family Center has the only program in Monroe County that provides early home-based intervention to families in which an infant/child has been diagnosed with Pediatric Undernutrition. It began in 1985 in response to a request for proposals from the Rochester Monroe County Youth Bureau and is a unique program as it is based in human services agency, not in a hospital or clinic setting, as are most of the other FTT programs across the nation.
The program’s primary goal is to assist families in resolving the identified concerns that are impacting the child's weight and development..
Services included in the program are home-based counseling, specialized parenting skills training, education on infant care and nutrition, follow up on physicians' orders, weight checks and ongoing observation and assessment of parent and child.
All services are closely coordinated with the medical and community health care providers and any other community agencies involved.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: The family must live in Monroe County and have a child diagnosed with Failure to Thrive or are at risk of developing Failure to Thrive.
PROGRAM LOCATION: 87 N. Clinton Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604
INTAKE PROCESS: The program does not accept self-referrals. Referrals are made directly to the program social worker ((585) 262-7107) via pediatric care providers, visiting nurse services or Child Protective Services. Referrals can also be made through the Preventive Unit liaison at (585) 753-5821.