WHO WE ARE

We are a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service , located across two sites in the National Capital Region of Delhi, India. We provide a range of holistic mental health care solutions for children and adolescents until the age of 25 years.

We are innovating and adapting continuously to the local needs and global trends of child and adolescent mental health. Therefore, our focus now includes working on prevention, awareness and empowering the community.We are increasingly involved in the wider community through our outreach programmes, and are trying to build capacity through our training courses.

SERVICES @ CHILDREN FIRST

We aim to provide ethical, reliable, supportive and effective mental health care that is evidence based, transparent and compassionate.

Clinical Services

Children First provides diagnostic services, standardised and clinical assessments, and therapeutic interventions for a variety of mental health conditions .We have a clinical team comprising of child & adolescent psychiatrists, clinical and counseling psychologists and family therapists.

Developmental Services

Children First provides screening, diagnosis and intervention for children with developmental delays or disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, Global Developmental Delays, Dyspraxia, ADHD etc.

TRAINING

In order to address the existing training gaps in the field of child & adolescent mental health, we conduct regular training programs for professionals, parents and teachers.

Our trainings are hands-on, interactive and equip participants to use the skills learnt across diverse settings, including schools, NGOs, children’s homes and private practice.

OUTREACH

We believe that all children and families deserve a safe, nurturing environment, irrespective of their background or ability to access a mental health service like ours. We therefore, actively seek to stretch beyond our centres and create programmes that promote Building communities of concern for our children.

NEWS & EVENTS

Imagine with CF: Building Emotionally Safe Spaces

26th October, 2018

A One Day Confluence where we invite psychologists, occupational therapists, educators, NGOs, special educators, psychiatrists, pediatricians, and policy makers to participate and help create a community of concern for children and youth. We also invite participation from youth and parents to share their unique voice and perspectives.

24 July 2018

Imagine with Children First: Building Emotionally Safe Spaces

Key Themes: Nurturing Early Years, Scaffolding Strengths, Building Ecosystems.
We are starting a movement. Join us.

November, 2018

Sparkling Minds: Workshop on ADHD

For Parents, Teachers, Psychologists, and Occupational Therapists

February, 2019

Certificate Course in Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT -Internationally accredited by IASTI)

This course will be conducted by Dr Shelja Sen and is ideal for counsellors, social workers, and other mental health professionals.

OUR TEAM

Amit Sen

Director, Senior Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist. MD, MRCPsych, CCST in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Shelja Sen

Child & Adolescent Psychologist & Family Therapist and Author. MPhil & DClinPsych

Kavita-min
Kavita Arora

Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, MBBS, MD(Psy) , CCST (Psy, UK)

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