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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 confidential.

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


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 and 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. 2077.

Free services for any individual or family 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.

Nurturing Parenting Group for Parents and Children

Tuesday Evenings
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Day Kimball Hospital, RHF Conference Center

Enrollment for these programs is open to all parents with a child birth to 5 years old. To enroll, call (860) 928-6541  ext. 2077.


Free services for any individual 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.

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About the Nurturing Families Network

The Nurturing Families Network is funded by the Children’s Trust Fund, an agency of the State of Connecticut.

Contact Information

(860) 928-6541 ext. 2077

Day Kimball Hospital
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
Heidi Becker Home Visitor

Sue Oleksy

Laurel Garry, BA Nurturing Connections
Group Coordinator
Kimberlee Theroux, BS Parent Group Co-Facilitator
Caitlin A. Adams, BSW Children’s Group Facilitator

Towns Served

Brooklyn Thompson
Plainfield Woodstock
Sterling Killingly
Eastford Putnam
Pomfret Union


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