FOUNDED IN 1989, Lucy Daniels Center is the largest nonprofit provider of social, emotional, behavioral and mental health services exclusively for children in the Triangle area. We serve more than 700 children and their families yearly and provide more than 20,000 hours of direct social, emotional, and mental health services to children from birth to age 12, the time of life when the most effective interventions are possible.
Lucy Daniels Center provides a comprehensive range of therapeutic and educational programs:
A therapeutic school serving Pre-K through 5th grade. At the Lucy Daniels School, each child’s education and therapeutic program is carefully tailored to his or her needs and strengths. Parents meet regularly with a parent guidance counselor. This collaborative approach helps children progress socially and academically to become successful and competent learners.
A social skills program for children ages three to six who need help with joining play, establising and maintaining friendships, and participating in group activities. This group also assists parents in understanding their child’s needs and helps them plan for any further assistance that may be needed.
Farley-Manning Family Guidance Service
Onsite evaluations and therapy for children ages birth-12 and families at the Lucy Daniels Center at 9003 Weston Parkway, Cary. Therapists help families understand the underlying reasons for emotional or behavioral difficulties, and work together toward lasting resolution.
Provides free observations and assessments of children who are exhibiting difficulties with social, emotional or behavioral development. We can meet a child onsite at Lucy Daniels Center or in their home or school setting. Our trained staff help identify a child’s challenges and guide families through the process of finding the right solution for their child.
Funded by Wake County Smart Start, SecurePath is a comprehensive mental health service for young children in Wake County provided at the child’s home or preschool. Our staff offers mental health assessments, interventions, and therapy for children ages birth to five and their families. Bilingual services are available to Spanish speaking families.
Circle of Security Parenting Program
A secure attachment between child and parents or caregiver is critical to a child’s current and future well being. The Circle of Security® Parenting Program helps improve the developmental pathway of children through their parents and helps parents to observe and improve their caregiving skills. Parents discover new ways to help their children connect and grow.
“The warmth of such a supportive environment is not only palpable to me, but it is allowing my child to feel completely comfortable…to be free…to truly focus on releasing anxiety and developing in the best ways he can.”