Nurturing Families Network
How to Register

To register, call 860-679-4114.

Office Location:
Nurturing Families Network 
UConn Health
The Exchange
Suite 181
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-1323
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Phone: 860-679-4114
Email: nurturingfamilies@uchc.edu

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Nurturing Families Network

The Nurturing Families Network is a program of the Children’s Trust Fund and is offered to first-time families in birthing hospitals and community-based agencies throughout Connecticut.

“It’s not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can’t tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself.”

– Joyce Maynard
It’s your first baby and we can help!
Home Visitation Services

Home visits are available to eligible first time expectant and parents of newborns. Trained home visitors provide emotional support, child developmental guidance, parent-child interactional activities, parenting education and links to community resources.

Postpartum Phone and Group Support

Our "Connections" program offers weekly telephone contact providing reassurance and support to parents of newborn babies. Our Moms Morning Out group is offered twice monthly in our West Hartford office to promote mothers social connectedness and social and play experience for babies. This program offers infant massage workshops every two months to develop parent's touch and massage skills with their babies.

Prenatal Parenting Group Program

Prenatal Parenting is an 8-session group program that combines social support for expectant parents with important information and resources on topics such as newborn development, attachment development, parent-child relationships, breastfeeding initiation, bonding, and relaxation strategies. The course is offered three times a year (fall, early spring and late spring)

Circle of Security Parenting Group Program

The development and maintenance of parent-child relationships is a learned experience through the cycles of "rupture" and "repair". Through our parenting, we learn about ourselves and how our children's behavior triggers our own emotional experiences. Our Circle of Security Parenting group program is an 8-session group for parents of infants, toddlers and preschoolers.