DCYF’s ECLIPSE (Early Childhood Intervention and Prevention Services) offers developmentally appropriate therapeutic programming for families and children who have endured biological, familial, and environmental risk factors consistent with exposure to complex trauma in early childhood. Complex trauma in early childhood describes both children’s exposure to multiple traumatic events—often of an invasive, interpersonal nature—and the wide-ranging, long-term effects of this exposure. Complex trauma in early childhood may impact a child’s ability to form secure attachments, regulate emotions, and relate well to others.
The ECLIPSE program aims to address the wide range needs of children and families impacted by Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) by offering comprehensive and coordinated care through monthly home visits with families and daily therapeutic care with an emphasis on social- emotional learning for children ages birth through five in developmentally age appropriate infant, toddler, and preschool environments.
ECLIPSE services are provided in two community-based programs in Washington State:
- Childhaven in King County (Two locations: Auburn in Burien and Broadway in Seattle)
- Catholic Charities in Yakima County (Location-Growing Hope Child Development Center in Yakima)
ECLIPSE services are provided through a combination of center-based therapeutic treatment with children and home visits with families. The goal is to support families and each child’s healthy development with a unique focus on supporting and increasing children’s emotional, pro-social, self-help, and self-regulation skills needed to be successful in social settings, kindergarten/school, and in life.
- Developmental and Behavioral Screening
- Comprehensive Assessment and Individual Treatment Planning
- Center-Based Day Treatment- Monday – Friday 4 hours per day 12 months a year
- Monthly Home Visits
- Discharge/Transition Planning
"Since my child started, he has been less aggressive and using skills at home. I love seeing my son get excited for school each day."
- ECLIPSE Parent
DCYF social workers, public health nurses, or Department of Social and Health Services (ESA) social workers identify and refer children to ECLIPSE who have experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Referent will complete a referral for ECLIPSE services and contact ECLIPSE contractor to share child and family contact information and reason for ELCIPSE referral.
To report suspected or known child abuse or neglect, or for any licensing complaints, call 1-866-END-HARM (1-866-363-4276).