Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to some of the questions that are frequently asked of the BuDS team. If you have a question and don't see it answered here, just use the comment feature to tell us what you want answered.

WHAT HAPPENS ONCE I REGISTER FOR A SCREENING FOR MY CHILD?

A:

You'll be contacted by a member of the BuDS team, who'll arrange the time and place for the screening. Once your child has been screened you will advised whether your child needs further assessment or referral.

IF I AM CONCERNED ABOUT MY CHILD'S DEVELOPMENT, WHAT SHOULD I DO NEXT?

A:

You can register with us and sign up to have your child screened, or call Shana Harper, our BuDS social worker, at 601-960-0435, to set up a screening appointment.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY EARLY CHILDHOOD MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS?

A:

Infant and early childhood mental health refers to the quality of a child’s first and early relationships and the child’s social and emotional development. When we talk about infant/early childhood mental health we mean a child’s ability to:

  • experience warm and responsive relationships with caregivers;
  • create relationships with others;
  • explore and learn;
  • communicate in play; and
  • express and control emotions.
    (From Kids Mental Health Info website)

WHAT IS MS BuDS?

A:

MS BuDS is an effort to to build a System of Care (SOC) for early childhood mental health needs in Mississippi. 

I'D LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT MS BuDS. HOW CAN I GET MORE INFO?

A:

You can use this website to get more info about BuDS, follow us on Facebook (MS BuDS) to find out about events and trainings we are doing, or call Shana Harper, the BuDS social worker at 601-960-0435.