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Head Start Program

Head Start Program

Turning Point Care Center’s Head Start Program

Turning Point offers the following services to Georgia Head Start agencies via contract. Services provided include:

Classroom Observations

  • Licensed mental health providers will observe children in classrooms to identify behavioral problems.
  • Written observation reports will be sent to the Agency Mental Health Specialist.

Licensed Mental Health Professional Assessments of Referred Children

  • Children may be referred for behavioral health services by parents, teachers or therapists.
  • Licensed therapist will meet with each child’s parent/guardian at the Head Start site to complete a written assessment (including family history, strengths/weaknesses and clinical recommendations).
  • The therapist will consult with the child’s teacher regarding the child’s behavior.
  • A copy of the written assessment will be sent to the Agency Mental Health Specialist.


  • If follow-up treatment is recommended, a licensed therapist will meet with the child for individual sessions at the Head Start site.
  • Individual sessions are scheduled approximately every two weeks.
  • Written interventions/instructions will be given to the child’s teacher and parent/guardian.

Staff Counseling

  • Employee Assistance Services will be available for Head Start staff as needed and as approved by the Head Start Director.

Pre- and In-Service Parent and Staff Workshops (as requested by Head Start Agency)

Available workshops include, but are not limited to:

  • Mental Health Orientation
  • Behavior Management
  • Classroom Management
  • Behavior Interventions
  • Stress Management
  • Parenting Skills (especially for Early Head Start program)

Consultation with Teachers and Center Supervisors

  • Therapists consult with teachers and center supervisors on a regular basis.

Participation in Federal Reviews

  • Therapists and administrative staff are available to assist in preparation for reviews.

It’s Never Too Late

Turning Point Care Center provides a full continuum of care, from inpatient through to outpatient, for adults struggling with chemical dependency, acute psychiatric disorders or a dual diagnosis of both. Our intake and admissions department accepts referrals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To make a referral or request an assessment, call 800-342-1075.