Rhythmic Pathway: Music for Family Connection
Introducing Rhythmic Pathways: Music for Family Connection, an initiative made possible by generous funding from the Van Beuren Charitable Foundation. We are dedicated to increasing access to music therapy services to 20 substance-exposed newborns and their caregivers and families, with a special focus serving those in Newport County. Participation in this program is completely free for eligible participants.
To participate in the Rhythmic Pathways: Music for Family Connection program, the following criteria are considered:
Age: Newborns 0 to 3
Substance Exposure: Newborns exposed to substances prenatally (including opioids, alcohol, or other substances)
Geographical Location: Priority given to Newport County residents. Neighboring areas may be considered.
Referrals: Families can be referred by Early Intervention facilities, Newport Hospital, Parent Support Network and pediatricians.
Our client-centered and evidence-based treatment approach includes:
Assessment: Individualized assessment of newborns and caregivers, leading to personalized treatment plans and music preferences
Individual Music Therapy Sessions: Four sessions with a qualified Music Therapist in the comfort of client home, focusing on emotional regulation, bonding, and communication
Group Music Therapy Sessions: Eight-week group session led by a music therapist and Developmental Specialist, providing training, support, and education
Final Video Project: Video compilation showcasing program
Our team will promptly review the information and will contact you to initiate services. We are here to answer any questions or to provide details about the Rythmic Pathways pilot program. Feel free to reach out!