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Nurturing Families Network

The Nurturing Families Network aims to identify and enhance family strengths while providing parents with knowledge and tools to monitor and promote their child's growth and brain development. We want to empower families to advocate for themselves and their children, and have the ability to receive support from community providers. All services are free and confidential.

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Free services for first-time parents of children under the age of 3 months

Nurturing Connections (Telephone Support)

Trained nurturing volunteers will be there for you when you have non-medical questions about your baby. Trained nurturing volunteers provide:

  • Answers to Your Questions
  • Confidentiality
  • Emotional Support
  • Monthly Mailings - Child Development Info
  • Connection to Community Resources

Enrollment for Nurturing Connections is open to first-time parents. Enroll anytime during pregnancy or before your child turns 3 months old. Call (860) 928-6541  ext. 7019.

 

Home Visitation

Family Support Workers provide encouragement and support, helpful tips for a fussy baby, free books and other free materials. With each visit, the Family Support Worker can assist you with:

  • Child development monitoring and information
  • Activities to do with your baby to promote healthy brain development
  • Infant massage information and support 
  • Options to deal with everyday stresses
  • Connections to community resources 

Enrollment for Home Visits is open to first-time parents. Enroll anytime during pregnancy or before your child turns 3 months old. Call (860) 928-6541  ext. 7019.

 

Free services for anyone parenting a child from birth to 5 years old

Parenting Series

This series teaches positive discipline methods. Parents will learn:

  • Infant and child development information
  • How to establish nurturing routines
  • Effective discipline techniques
  • Communication skills
  • Tips to safety proof your home
  • Community resource information

A light supper as well as free child care with age-appropriate activities are provided. For upcoming series dates and to register, call (860) 928-6541 ext. 7019.

 

Nurturing Parenting Group for Parents and Children

We regularly host gatherings for families with children up to age 5. For upcoming dates, times and locations please call (860) 928-6541 ext. 7109.

 

Free services for anyone parenting a child from birth through elementary school age


Triple P

Triple P stands for "Positive Parenting Program." Triple P aims to build positive behaviors in children, confidence in parents' abilities, and community support for raising children.

Triple P is really a whole system of support for parents because it is designed to offer as much or as little help as parents may want. From reading a Tip Sheet on a particular problem, to attending a Seminar or Group Course, or taking individual sessions to address more serious issues, Triple P offers a program tailored for each parent.

Learn more at triplepct.com

Making Parenting a Pleasure

This class is for parents of children newborn to age 8 and is geared toward empowering families, reducing parent stress and helping parents achieve goals for their family. Check our events calendar for upcoming classes, or call the Nurturing Families Network office (see contact info below).

Circle of Security

The Circle of Security is a relationship based program designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children. Decades of university-based research have confirmed that secure children exhibit increased empathy, greater self-esteem, better relationships with parents and peers, enhanced school readiness, and an increased capacity to handle emotions more effectively when compared with children who are not secure. Check our events calendar for upcoming sessions, or call the Nurturing Families Network office (see contact info below).

 

About the Nurturing Families Network

The Nurturing Families Network is funded by the Office of Early Childhood, an agency of the State of Connecticut.


Contact Information

Phone: (860) 928-6541 ext. 7019

 

Physical Location:
Day Kimball Healthcare
Family Advocacy Center
255 Pomfret Street
Putnam, CT 06260

Mailing Address:
Nurturing Families Network
Day Kimball Healthcare
320 Pomfret Street
Putnam, CT 06260

 

Office Hours:

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Team Members

Christine Millette, LICSW Clinical Supervisor
Erin Burns Home Visitor

Sue Oleksy

 
Jennifer Shimer Nurturing Connections
Group Coordinator
Kimberlee Theroux, BS Parent Group Co-Facilitator
Jacklyn Michalski Children’s Group Facilitator

Towns Served

Brooklyn Thompson
Plainfield Woodstock
Sterling Killingly
Eastford Putnam
Pomfret Union

 

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