Resources for parents and educators in Southington, Plantsville, Marion and Milldale
ABC – Adjustment to Baby Challenges Support Circle
Free support group for mothers expecting and with new babies.
Circle meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Babes in arms are welcome to be brought to this group, as well as young walkers at your discretion. No childcare is available onsite at this time.
Call for Information: (860)490-3120 Amanda Salvo, Facilitator for ABC
(860)385-1574 Jackie Levin, LMFT, MF, MA, Facilitator
BE here Now Yoga & Fitness Studios, 134 Elm Street
Web Site: https://www.facebook.com/Adjustment-to-Baby-Challenges-Support-Circle-of-Southington-340287266714981
A Library and Resource Center providing information on substance use and mental health disorders, prevention and health promotion, treatment and recovery, wellness and other related topics.
Web Site: https://www.ctclearinghouse.org/
Cornerstone Counseling Center
Cornerstone Counseling Center offers psychotherapeutic services to individuals, couples and families presenting with a wide variety of needs.
1460 Meriden Waterbury Tpke
Plantsville, CT 06479
209 Main St Suite 1-A
Web Site: https://www.cornerstonecounselingct.com/
Early Childhood Consultation Partnership (ECCP)
The ECCP is a state funded program and is provided at no cost to parents and early childcare centers. The ECCP offers consultation to parents and early childhood educators to promote children’s social and emotional development for children birth to age five. , Contact Julie Condit, LPC, NCC, Email: email@example.com
Web Site: http://www.eccpct.com/
ECCP Phone Intervention Service
Are you feeling challenged with power struggles at home?
Does your child seem shy, withdrawn, or fearful?
Are you wondering why “time out” or punishment isn’t working?
Does your child seem to get angry or upset out of nowhere?
ECCP can provide phone support at no cost to discuss strategies & resources on temper tantrums, morning and bedtime routines, challenging behaviors, defiance, power struggles, and much, much more.
Contact your ECCP consultant for more information:
Julie Condit, LPC
The Early Childhood Consultation Partnership (ECCP) is a state and federal funded program aimed at improving the overall social and emotional health and social skills of children birth to age 5. Masters level consultants work with directors, principals, teachers, and parents to identify strengths and find strategies which will promote positive outcomes for young children. This service is provided at no cost to you!
Web Site: http://www.eccpct.com
Family Enrichment Center at The Hospital of Central Connecticut
The Hospital of Central Connecticut's Family Enrichment Center helps families achieve parenting goals through a blend of services.
The Family Enrichment Center provides services to enhance parent child interaction via, groups and one-on-one connections, in your home and/or virtually.
The Family Enrichment Center services are modeled after the nationally recognized evidenced based Parents as Teachers curriculum. Parents as Teachers curriculum is designed to support families in learning more about child development, health and safety, and getting their child ready to start school. Parents as Teachers services can start any time before the child starts kindergarten, including during a parent’s pregnancy. These services reach pregnant women, expectant fathers, and parents and caregivers of children under the age of 5.
The Family Enrichment Center services also include Parenting Connections. Parenting Connections are groups that include topics on parenting, relationships, development, nurturing, discipline and creative play experiences.
The Family Enrichment Center services also include specifically designed supports for our fathers. These services vary from small-group conversations about parenting, to in-home or virtual support and one-on-one coaching. Our Father Involvement Parent Educator can work individually with fathers to help navigate a shared role in parental involvement.
HHC New Britain General Campus, 32 Hawkins Street
New Britain, CT 06052
Web Site: https://thocc.org/services/maternity/departments-services/family-enrichment-center
Hop Brook Counseling Center
Hop Brook Counseling Center is a group or licensed mental health practitioners of varying specialties and can provide support to individuals and families of all ages and mental health needs.
They have video telehealth sessions for those who are seeking support, but are following social distancing guidelines and are not able to come into our offices. They have therapists available to provide counseling as well as a nurse practitioner who can provide more thorough psychiatric evaluations for those in need. This can all be done from the comfort and safety of the patients own home. All providers are in-network with Aetna, Anthem BC/BS, Cigna and Husky health networks*.*(individual telehealth coverage may vary) Patients can self refer directly by calling 860-259-4282 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
1187 Queen St
Southington, CT 06489
Web Site: http://www.hopbrookcc.com
Hope and Support Group
Hope & Support Groups provide a safe and confidential space for parents, guardians, and others who are concerned about a loved one’s substance use or addiction. All families are welcomed and encouraged to utilize these services at no cost.
• Free membership
• All meetings have two facilitators, a licensed professional, and a para-professional with lived experience.
• Event information, educational resources, Q&A, and speakers
• 12-Panel Drug Tests for $5.00
SOUTHINGTON Second & Last Thursday every month 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Administrative Building Southington YMCA 130 North Main Street Southington, CT 06489
WALLINGFORD First Sunday every month 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Stop & Shop Community Room 2nd Floor, 930 North Colony Road Wallingford, CT 06492
DURHAM / MIDDLEFIELD Third Tuesday every month 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Middlefield Federated Church 402 Main Street Middlefield, CT 06455
Other locations too.
Sponsored by TriCircle, Inc., a Connecticut 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded to break the cycle of relapse and recidivism that exists in the current system of addiction recovery.
Web Site: https://tricircleinc.com/service/hope-support-groups/
Infinity Music Therapy Services
Infinity Music Therapy Services offers high-quality, client-centered music therapy, music lessons, and early childhood music services at their location, in home or at your child's school or childcare. We also offer dance and movement therapy as well as dance lessons.
Infinity Music Therapy Services is the only perinatal music therapy services provider in the state of Connecticut. We work with expecting families from the second trimester on providing assistance with child birth education through the creative arts, original womb song/ lullaby creation, music therapy assisted childbirth, early childhood/family bonding through music, early intervention through music therapy, and more.
We offer in-person services, sessions in the home, virtual and telehealth services, depending on the type of service.
We have experience treating children and adults with developmental disabilities, mental health needs, neurological disorders, and more.
196 Queen Street, Southington
Phone: (860) 518-5557
Web Site: http://www.infinitymusictherapy.com/
Institute of Living
The Institute of Living was one of the first mental health facilities in the country, and the first hospital of any kind in Connecticut. Today as Hartford Hospital's Divison of Mental Health, the Institute is a leading not-for-profit provider of comprehensive care for behavioral, psychiatric and addiction disorders as well as a center for research and education. The Institute of Living offers services for all ages.
The Institute's Child and Adolescent Departments and Services include:
ACCESS Mental Health CT
Autism Consultation Service
Day Treatment Programs
Independent School Health Check (ISHC)
Mental Health in Independent School Communities (MHISC)
Child and Adolescent Services available at Grace S. Webb School in Hartford and The Webb School at Cheshire
200 Retreat Ave
Phone: (860) 545-7000
Web Site: http://instituteofliving.org
Jennifer Charbonnier, PhD, LMFT, LLC
Marital and Family Therapist with over 30 years experience working with individuals, couples and families. Specialty is working with families with kids with behavioral and emotional struggles, parental coaching and school collaboration. JCharbonnierNOS@aol.com , 51 North Main Street
Phone: 860 388-3520
Web Site: http://jcharbonnier.net/
Maika, Inc. provides access to safe shelters and other required support services to victims of domestic abuse and violence among the immigrant population of all origins, especially South Asian and Middle-Eastern communities. Maika supports women to be autonomous through a full array of assistance measures including emergency shelter, transitional housing, education, counseling, assisting with job search and legal aid.
Web Site: http://www.mymaika.org
Mobile Crisis Intervention Services
Mobile Crisis Intervention Services serves children and adolescents experiencing a mental health crisis.
It can help youth avoid the negative consequences that can result from mental health crises (such as juvenile arrests) and can help address issues in young children while they are still young.
By dialing 2-1-1 and, when prompted, pressing ‘1’ for ‘crisis’, and then “1” again for “Mobile Crisis” police can gain access to Mobile Crisis’ 14 teams of nearly 150 trained mental health professionals across the state that can respond immediately, face-to-face or by phone, to help manage the child’s behavioral or emotional crisis.
This could include a child threatening to harm themselves or others and uncontrolled anger or aggression.
Note that even preschool children can benefit from these services.
In Connecticut, the Department of Children and Families (DCF) provides these crisis services for children and youth through the Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Service (EMPS).
Phone: Call 2-1-1, then pick 1 for crisis and 1 for mobile crisis
Web Site: http://www.empsct.org/
Next Steps Parent Support Group
The Next Steps Parent Support Group is for parents of children with special needs in the Southington area and is a place to bring questions, find support and take part in general discussions on topics relevant to family caregiving. Next Steps connects family caregivers directly to other family caregivers to share information. The group meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. at The Summit in Plantsville.
For more information about the support group, contact Lori at email@example.com or Carrie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
261 Summit St
Plantsville, CT 06479
Postpartum Support International Connecticut Chapter (PSI CT)
The mission of Postpartum Support International Connecticut Chapter (PSI-CT) is to promote awareness, prevention and treatment for perinatal wellbeing throughout Connecticut.
Also see the ABC - Adjustment to Baby Challenges resource listing for the closest support group meeting.
Web Site: http://www.psictchapter.com
Prudence Crandall Center
Prudence Crandall Center, Inc is the oldest domestic violence program in Connecticut. PCC offers comprehensive services to women, men, and children who are victims of domestic violence and is the only domestic violence program serving these nine Connecticut towns: Berlin, Bristol, Burlington, Kensington, New Britain, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington, and Terryville.
594 Burritt Street
New Britian, CT 06050
Web Site: https://prudencecrandall.org/
Safe Connect CT
Concerned about an abusive situation? Reach out to Safe Connect Connecticut, the statewide domestic violence hotline that covers 18 member programs, including the Prudence Crandall Center. They receive the calls, do a thorough assessment of needs, emotional support, safety planning, and options, and then, depending on what the clients are searching for, they may provide help obtaining counseling/support groups, shelter, housing assistance, basic needs.
Call (888) 774-2900, email email@example.com or chat at https://ctsafeconnect.com/
Phone: (888) 774-2900
Web Site: https://ctsafeconnect.com/
Safe Haven for Newborns
The CT Safe Havens Act For Newborns is a law that allows anyone to safely drop off a newborn baby, within the first 30 days of life, to any hospital emergency room in Connecticut, without being subject to arrest for abandonment.
The closest Safe Haven drop off points are at the Hospital of Central CT Bradley campus on Meriden Ave, Bristol Hospital and Midstate Medical Center. ,
Web Site: http://uwc.211ct.org/safe-haven-for-newborns-act/
Southington Behavioral Health Resource Directory
The Southington Behavioral Health Resource Directory, a comprehensive guide to behavioral health and community resources in Southington, is available online at the Connecticut Clearinghouse website, as well as through the Town of Southington, Southington Public Library, Plainville-Southington Regional Health District, Southington Youth Services, and Southington Community Services.
This directory includes comprehensive information about local behavioral health resources, including outpatient and inpatient care for children, adolescents, and adults, as well as details about confidential assessments, short and long-term counseling, psychotherapy, family therapy, and mental health treatment.
The directory also includes information about accessing transportation and food as well as new information regarding drug collection drop boxes, treatment for opioid misuse, health services and advocacy.
The directory, part of the Southington Health Outreach Project, is a collaboration between the Bradley H. Barnes & Leila U. Barnes Memorial Trust at Main Street Community Foundation and Wheeler Clinic.
Web Site: https://www.ctclearinghouse.org/Customer-Content/www/CMS/files/Southington_Behavioral_Health_Resource_Directory_2nd_Edition_Nov_2018.pdf
Southington Town-wide Effort to Promote Success
Southington Town-wide Effort to Promote Success (STEPS) is leading Southington's charge against substance abuse. They work to inform the community about risky behaviors, while also striving to limit access, and promote policy change.
196 North Main St
Web Site: http://southingtonsteps.org/
Southington Youth Services
Southington Youth Services provides resources and a voice for youth including:
Parent Information Series
Juvenile Review Board
Babysitting Certification Class
When I'm In Charge classes for young teens
Kristen's Kloset, prom dresses, accessories and support for high school students
Hope and Support Group for parents whose children are struggling with addiction or learning to live without substances
Youth Volunteering Program
196 North Main St
Web Site: http://www.southington.org/content/17216/17795/default.aspx
The Cove Center for Grieving Children
The Cove Center for Grieving Children specializes in helping children and adolescents who are grieving the death of a significant person in their life. This non-profit offers free child-focused, family support groups, a "Good Grief" school program, professional development, a weekend camping experience and community outreach.
250 Pomeroy Ave, Suite 107
Web Site: http://www.covect.org
The Parent & Child Center at Bristol Hospital
The Parent & Child Center at Bristol Hospital offers a variety of services.
- Parent Support Center - Families can "drop in" during program hours to discuss struggles and challenges in their lives or use the Resource Library
- The Caring Closet offers basic need items – diapers, wipes, baby food, clothing and other baby items – to low-income clients.
- The Nurturing Families Network provides assistance and support to new, first-time parents during pregnancy and beyond, by answering questions, providing tips on how to care for your baby and yourself, and offering information on community resources that can help you.
- The Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) Family Enrichment Services provides in-home parenting education that increases parenting skills using tools designed to assist in gauging monthly progress.
- The Family Life Works Program provides parenting education and child development classes throughout Connecticut.
- The Family Wellness Program’s goal is to prevent childhood obesity by promoting family nutrition and healthy physical activity for low-income families.
- Home-Based Parent Education Services for families who are either not appropriate for group-based classes or need additional services.
9 Prospect Street
Web Site: https://www.bristolhospital.org/Services/Parent-and-Child-Center.aspx
Wheeler is a community health center, providing addiction services and drug treatment, behavioral and mental healthcare, and primary care, as well as a wide range of specialty care. Their outpatient locations are in Hartford, Bristol, New Britain, Waterbury, and Plainville, Connecticut, and more than 100 community-based programs cover the entire state.
Programs for Children and Adolescents include:
Pediatrics and Dental Care
Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Treatment
Youth Justice Services
Family & Child Welfare
Prevention Resources for Individuals and Families
They also offer Centers of Excellence - Addiction and Child & Adolescent Services and Foster Care Programs.
Through a grant, Wheeler had a dedicated Community Health Outreach Coordinator for Southington. That position is not currently filled.
Web Site: https://www.wheelerclinic.org/
Wilcox Wellness, LLC is a diverse, dynamic, and dedicated team of mental health and wellness experts who are committed to empowering individuals, families, couples, and groups to create confidence, clarity, and calm in their lives and relationships.
92 N Summit Street
Southington, CT 06489
Phone: (860) 266-6098
Web Site: https://www.wilcoxwellness.com/
YWCA New Britain’s Sexual Assault Crisis Service
YWCA New Britain's Sexual Assault Crisis Service (SACS) covers a 46-town region, including Southington. They offer assistance to sexual assault survivors and their loved ones. These services are critical after such trauma, helping victims and their families regain feelings of independence, optimism, and hope. The advocates on staff are trained to work with hospital staff, the court system, public safety officers and other counselors assisting their clients.
SACS offers free, confidential service for victims of sexual assault, including:
24-hour English and Spanish confidential hotlines with immediate access to trained, certified counselors
Bilingual, female and male counselors
Short-term, individual crisis counseling
Counseling in school settings. Children may be referred by school faculty or parent/guardian.
Accompaniment throughout medical, police, and court procedures
Information and referrals
Campus advocacy and training
Volunteer opportunities and state certified counselor training
YWCA New Britain, 19 Franklin Square
New Britain, CT
Phone: English: 1-888-999-5545, Spanish: 888-586-8332
Web Site: http://ywcanb.org/sexual-assault-crisis-services/