"There is no greater insight into the future than recognizing that when we save our children we save ourselves."
Margaret Mead


30 Elizabeth Street - Derby, CT 06418
Tel. (203) 954-0543






Services Offered:

The Child Guidance Clinic is a state-licensed Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic for Children providing a multi-disciplinary approach to problems associated with behavioral, emotional and learning difficulties of children and youth aged 2 to 18. Treatment is based on the principals of child development and supportive of family preservation.
The Parent Aide Program offers parent-focused home based support services by providing parenting skills and effective strategies to strengthen families so they may function successfully as a unit.
Intensive Mentoring for Adolescent and Child Treatment (IMPACT) provides year-long therapeutic services to kids affected by serious emotional or behavior problems.
The Early Childhood Consultation Partnership (ECCP) provides relationship-based services that focus on eh health social and emotional development of children birth to five. PCRC's consultant provides staff trainings for child care providers.
The Motheread / Fatheread Program is a new literacy program offered in partnership with the Derby Neck Library staff.

The Lower Naugatuck Valley System of Care (SOC) coordinates an array of services intended to assist children with serious emotional disturbance and their families.
Parenting Classes teaching the 1-2-3 Magic approach of Thomas Phelan, Ph.D. are offered on a monthly basis, along with an extension class, 'Surviving Your Adolescents'.

Eligibility Requirements: Families & their children, ages 0-18, who are residents of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Oxford, Seymour & Shelton.


Child guidance Clinic: Sliding scale fees based on income & family size. Services are covered by most major medical insurances, including Title 19.

Parent Aide Program: No fees charged

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

How to Access Programs/Services:
Call for individual appointments or referrals from other agencies. (203) 954-0543

Volunteer Opportunities: Persons interested in the Agency will be considered for Board involvement. Those with professional training would be considered for direct service opportunities in which confidentiality is essential. Child care volunteers are always welcome. Call the Agency during normal business hours.

Photos of our new Elizabeth Street home.