Referral Resources

Many children struggle with social-emotional skills and as a result, they often have challenging behaviors. For example, they may have extreme tantrums or bite. These behaviors challenge caregivers because we aren’t sure how to handle them and they upset us. These behaviors can also get in the way of a child’s learning.

The sooner we find out what’s causing a challenging behavior, the easier it is to help the child. The following are referral resources available in Boone County.

Home Visiting Programs

Parents as Teachers (0-5 yrs)
Ashland/Southern Boone: (573) 657-2148
Centralia: (573) 682-2014
Columbia: (573) 214-3955
Hallsville: (573) 696-5512, ext. 631
Harrisburg: (573) 875-0290
Sturgeon: (573) 687-3519 (leave message)

Healthy Families America
(573) 874-7490

Developmental Resources

First Steps (0-3 yrs.)
Central Missouri Region: 1-866-583-2392
www.mofirststeps.com

Title 1 Preschool (3-5 yrs)
Columbia: (573) 214-3585
Hallsville: (573) 696-5512, ext. 622
Sturgeon: (573) 687-3519

Early Childhood Special Education (3-5 yrs)
Ashland/Southern Boone: (573) 657-2148
Centralia: (573) 682-2014
Columbia: (573) 214-3600
Hallsville: (573) 696-5512 Ext. 622
Harrisburg: (573) 875-0290
Sturgeon: (573) 687-3519

Social Opportunities

Moving Ahead Program
After-school program: (573) 443-2256

Lend & Learn
Play room and toy/resource check-out
– 1010 Fay St., Columbia
– 206 Park Ave., Columbia

Speech

MU Speech and Hearing Clinic
(573) 882-3873

Thompson Center Speech & Language Clinic
(573) 884-6052

MU Women’s and Children’s Hospital
Speech/language pathology
(573) 882-7350

Vision

Saving Sight
Free children’s vision screenings
1-800-753-2265, ext. 5 then ext. 2
www.saving-sight.org/calendar

Hearing

University Physicians Audiology Clinic
(573) 882-5194

MU Speech and Hearing Clinic
(573) 884-2940

Boone Hospital Audiology
(573) 815-3502

MU Women’s and Children’s Hospital
Speech/Language Pathology
(573) 882-7350

Motor Skills

MU Occupational Therapy Pediatric Clinic
(573) 882-3988

PhysZou
Free Physical Therapy Clinic
(573) 882-4012

Children’s Hospital Therapy Center
PT, OT, and Rehabilitation
(573) 882-7350

Boone County Schools Mental Health Coalition
(573) 882-0124

Great Circle, Inc.
(573) 443-8331

Assessment

FACE: Family Access Center of Excellence
573-771-FACE (3223)

Thompson Center*
Autism Clinics, Child Development, and Neuropsychology Clinic
(573) 884-6052, Online Referral
*Requires professional referral

Counseling

Burrell Behavioral Health (2.5+ yrs)
Family Health Program
(573) 777-8300

Family Counseling Center/Compass Health
The Parachute Program
(888) 403-1071

MU Child Psychology Services
(573) 882-3996

MUPC Child & Adolescent Clinic
(573) 884-1130

MU Psychological Services Clinic
(573) 882-4677 or (573) 882-2533

Psychiatry

MU Bridge Program
(573) 268-5129 or (573) 268-4921

MUPC Child & Adolescent Clinic
(573) 884-1130

SOAR Child-Parent Psychotherapy Clinic
(573) 884-6324

Family Counseling Center/Compass Health
The Parachute Program
(888) 403-1071

Burrell Behavioral Health (2.5+ yrs)
Family Health Program: (573) 777-8300

Case Management & Other Support

Lutheran Family Services
The Nurturing Network: (573) 815-9955

Central Missouri Community Action
The Bridge Program: (573) 443-8706

MU ParentLink Warmline
(573) 882-7323

Boone County Schools Mental Health Coalition
(573) 882-0124

Great Circle, Inc.
(573) 443-8331

Healthy Steps for Young Children
UMC Pediatrics: (573) 884-8045

CHA Healthy Home Connection
(573) 443-2256

 

LIST UPDATED NOVEMBER 2016.

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