At the Parent Child Resource Center (PCRC) we are committed to providing compassionate guidance and assistance to children and their families so that they might develop to their fullest potential and make our community stronger.

One in five children in the United States has a diagnosable mental disorder, such as depression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and anxiety, conduct, and eating disorders. Additionally, one in 10 has a serious emotional disturbance that disrupts daily function at home, school or in the community.

Child and adolescent mental health disorders can lead to school failure, family conflicts, drug abuse, violence, and even suicide. Untreated mental health disorders can be very costly to families, communities, and the health care system.

The Lower Naugatuck Valley Parent Child Resource Center has been serving families in the towns of Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton and the surrounding area since 1975. We are the leading provider of behavioral health services to children and families in the Lower Naugatuck Valley, serving more than 1,200 children each year, including many who suffer from serious behavioral and emotional problems, trauma, abuse, and neglect. Through a comprehensive range of programs – Clinical, Family Support, Early Childhood and Community Partnerships – we help these children and their families overcome these emotional and behavioral hardships.