Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Too little, too late!

Why does help always seem late and not sufficient? I sat and spoke with my daughter's pediatrician today. He indicated that he would make a referral for her, but that she would likely not get help for at least 6 months, when she is likely to have made significant decline. He also admitted that even with the referral, she would likely not recieve highly effective intervention. I have to say that this is the third such conversation that I had with a professional, or system, this week. Her school indicated that it would likely be a minimum of 12 weeks before they could assess her, and next year before she got any help. Everyone is sorry, but resigned to accept this too little, too late approach to helping children and families. What do you do when you don't know what to do and no one can help you...much.


  1. What's the matter?

    I have been lucky enough not to have had this problem. (Yet. Knock on wood.) We've generally had good support for problems as they've come up. For my kids, at least.

    When I had PPD all the help I got was a handout telling me how serious it could be and how important to seek help if needed. Not helpful.

  2. Sorry to hear this Shelley. Is this for your oldest or youngest? Email me privately and let me know what exactly you're looking for. Will and I have some contacts in the human services fields, Will especially knows folks in various areas of the mental health field - although I have no idea if that is what you are looking for.