Town Resources

Resources for parents and educators in Southington, Plantsville, Marion and Milldale

Parenting Education & Support

ABC – Adjustment to Baby Challenges Support Circle

ON HOLD DUE TO COVID.
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
Cheshire,

Web Site: https://www.facebook.com/Adjustment-to-Baby-Challenges-Support-Circle-of-Southington-340287266714981

ACES – Advocacy, Commitment, Excellence, Service

Mission: Dedicated to enhancing and transforming lives through education, innovation, and leadership.
Vision: To create an equitable and socially just world, one life at a time.

ACES dedication to better serve its community is exemplified by the wide array of services and programs offered. These include adult and vocational programs, interdistrict programs, Open and Magnet School Parent Choice programs, Minority Teacher Recruitment initiatives, behavior services for individuals on the autism spectrum, occupational/ physical therapy, professional development, and technology services.



Web Site: https://www.aces.org/

American Academy of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is an organization of 67,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.​



Web Site: https://www.aap.org/

American Society for Deaf Children

The American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC) serves families with deaf children. Because more than 90 percent of Deaf children are born to hearing parents, ASDC has made it their mission to help those parents learn American Sign Language (ASL) so their whole family can communicate and connect with their Deaf child.



Web Site: https://deafchildren.org/

Autism Families CONNECTicut

Autism Families CONNECTicut was founded in January 2010 by a group of parents, grandparents and family members who recognized that there were limited weekend recreational and social activities specifically targeted to children on the autism spectrum in Connecticut. Initially, to fill that gap, the focus was on providing programming for children on the spectrum, ages 5-12. While still the focus, programming has since expanded to include preschoolers ages 3-5, teens ages 13-19, and young adults ages 20-29 on the autism spectrum, as well as siblings and parents when appropriate.
Programs are locally based, high quality, low cost, accessible to families and run by professionals. Every program is held in a safe, non-judgmental environment, designed to encourage children, teens, and young adults who attend to have fun, get active and make friends. Most programs are primarily on the weekends and are multi-week long.

600 North Mountain Road
Newington,

Phone: (860) 474-3444

Web Site: http://www.autismfamiliesct.org/

Autism Services and Resources CT

For over 20 years, ASRC has held to the ideal that everyone deserves to live their best life possible. This belief guides ASRC’s mission: to provide lifelong access to opportunities for persons on the autism spectrum with the goal of being fully-included and participating members of their communities. ASRC is a non-profit that serves as Connecticut’s resource for autism services and supports.

101 N Plains Industrial Rd
Wallingford,

Phone: (203) 265-7717

Web Site: https://ct-asrc.org/

Bethany Kate Wellness

Bethany Kate Wellness is based in Southington and provides wellness and birth services to pregnant people throughout Connecticut. Birth doula services include emotional, physical, and informational support throughout pregnancy as well as continuous labor support. Massage appointments are available for Prenatal and Postnatal periods. Private prenatal and restorative yoga sessions in the studio or in your home.

Bethany Wallace, CPYT, LMT, Certified Birth Doula
Email: bethany@bethanykatewellness.com



Web Site: http://www.bethanykatewellness.com

Center for Disease Control & Prevention

The Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) is the nation’s leading science-based, data-driven, service organization that protects the public’s health. For more than 70 years, they've put science into action to help children stay healthy so they can grow and learn; to help families, businesses, and communities fight disease and stay strong; and to protect the public’s health.



Web Site: https://www.cdc.gov/

Center for Pediatric Therapy

For over 20 years, CPT has continued its commitment to the children in our community by providing one-on-one occupational, speech, and physical therapy services specifically designed for your child’s needs. Whether your child has difficulty sitting still, mastering handwriting, struggles with speaking or understanding, or is bothered by sensory stimuli (sounds, food, clothing), CPT can help! Therapy sessions are play-based and child-directed to the extent that children do not even realize that they are participating in therapy. Our parents are amazed at the tasks in which clinicians are able to engage their children. Center for Pediatric Therapy’s goal remains to support, guide, and educate not only the children but parents and educators as well to facilitate success. If you have noticed that your child struggles with typical everyday activities, please give us a call. We participate with major insurance carriers.

2360, 101 N Plains Industrial Rd # 2
Wallingford,

Phone: (203) 949-9337

Web Site: http://centerforpediatrictherapy.com/

Child First

Child First™ is a no-cost intensive, therapeutic home visiting program that works with parents and families to help address emotional, behavioral or developmental challenges, as well as learning problems in young children, birth to 6. This program includes a comprehensive assessment of child and family needs; observation and consultation in early care and education; parent-child mental health intervention; development of a child and family plan of care; and care coordination and case management. Interventions are designed to support the parents/caregivers in their role as loving protector and promoter of healthy development of the child.

Contact the ECCS for referral information.



Web Site: https://www.wheelerclinic.org/services/wheeler-services/child-first

Common Core State Standards

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are a set of academic standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy that are grounded in evidence and designed to ensure that all students have the academic knowledge and skills they need in these core subjects to succeed after high school. The CCSS were developed in a state-led process under the leadership of governors and chief state school officers with participation from 48 states. The process included the involvement of state departments of education, districts, teachers, community leaders, experts in a wide array of fields, and professional educator organizations.



Web Site: http://www.corestandards.org

Connecticut Clearinghouse

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.

334 Farmington Avenue
Plainville,

Phone: 860-793-9791 or 800-232-4424

Web Site: https://www.ctclearinghouse.org/

Connecticut Office of Early Childhood

The Connecticut Office of Early Childhood (OEC) oversees a network of early childhood care, education, and development programs. Focusing on the first years of children’s lives, from birth to age five.



Phone: 860-500-4412.

Web Site: https://portal.ct.gov/oec

Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center

Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center (CPAC) is a statewide nonprofit organization that offers information and support to families of children with any disability or chronic illness, age birth through 26.
Services and Programs include:
- Parent Training and Information (PTI) Center
- Family Connections
- Collaboration Between Families and Schools
- Real Transition Partners
- Next Steps
- Training for Parents and Professionals



Phone: (860) 739-3089

Web Site: https://cpacinc.org/

Cornerstone Counseling Center

Cornerstone Counseling Center offers in person and telehealth psychotherapeutic services to kids, adolescents, adults, couples and families presenting with a wide variety of needs. Medical management is available.

Additional locations:
630 Main Street
Plantsville, CT 06479

45 S Main Street, Suite 200
West Hartford, CT 06107

966 S Main Street
Plantsville, CT

Phone: 860-863-1001

Web Site: https://www.cornerstonecounselingct.com/

CT After School Network

An initiative of the Connecticut Network for Children and Youth, Inc.

The CT After School Network provides communication about after school issues through avenues such as; a quarterly newsletter, website, regional workshops and conferences. They also provide access to training, technical assistance, professional development for after school professionals and a comprehensive resource library.
The CT After School Network advocates for additional state and federal investment in after school programs by communicating with policy makers about how after school programs serve young people and our communities. They also advocate for families and communities by listening to communities needs in towns and cities across the state by raising public awareness about the importance of after school programs.
Connect new and existing after school networks at all levels: local, regional, state and national. Connect after school programs and providers to training, research, curriculum and best practice resources.

75 Charter Oak Avenue, Bld. 2, Suite 2-101
Hartford,

Phone: (203) 483-1846

Web Site: https://ctafterschoolnetwork.org/

CT Department of Children and Families

Working together with families and communities to improve child safety, ensure that more children have permanent families, and advance the overall well-being of children is the central focus of the Department of Children and Families (DCF). DCF protects children who are being abused or neglected, strengthens families through support and advocacy, and builds on existing family and community strengths to help children who are facing emotional and behavioral challenges, including those committed to the Department by the juvenile justice system.

DCF provides numerous services including;
Adolescent Services
Child Protective Services
Exit Plan/Positive Outcomes for Children
Foster and Adoption Services
Juvenile Services
Mental Health Services
Medical Health and Wellbeing Services
Substance Use Services

TO MAKE A CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT REPORT: 1-800-842-2288

Region 6, One Grove Street, 4th Floor
New Britian,

Phone: 860-832-5200

Web Site: https://portal.ct.gov/dcf

CT Hands & Voices Guide By Your Side

Guide By Your Side (GBYS) is a FREE parent matching program, linking parents of children throughout the state who have been newly identified as hard of hearing, deaf, or deaf blind with trained and experienced "Parent Guides."
Parent Guides offer:
- A supportive relationship with another parent of a child who is deaf or hard of hearing
- Unbiased information regarding communication, education, and technology options
- Connect parents to resources available locally, regionally, and statewide in order to effectively link families to early intervention services



Web Site: https://www.cthandsandvoices.org/guide-by-your-side

CT State Department of Education

The Connecticut State Department of Education is the administrative arm of the Connecticut State Board of Education. Through leadership, curriculum, research, planning, evaluation, assessment, data analyses and other assistance, the Department helps to ensure equal opportunity and excellence in education for all Connecticut students. The Department is responsible for distributing funds to all Connecticut public school districts. The Department also operates the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System.

450 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford,

Phone: 860-713-6543

Web Site: https://portal.ct.gov/SDE

CTParenting.com

CTParenting provides articles about various parenting topics.



Web Site: https://www.ctparenting.com/

DO-IT Academic Accommodation Resources for Students with Learning Disabilities

DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) serves to increase the successful participation of individuals with disabilities in challenging academic programs such as those in science, engineering, mathematics, and technology. Primary funding for DO-IT is provided by the National Science Foundation, the State of Washington, and the U.S. Department of Education. DO-IT is a collaboration of UW Information Technology and the Colleges of Engineering and Education at the University of Washington.



Web Site: https://www.washington.edu/doit/academic-accommodations-students-learning-disabilities

Early Childhood Consultation Partnership (ECCP)

The Early Childhood Consultation Partnership® (ECCP®) is a state funded program that helps to improve the social-emotional skills of children from birth to age five. There is no cost to the childcare program or families. This is a voluntary program, so teachers, centers and families only receive this service if they would like to.

In their Core Classroom program, master's level ECCP® Consultants partner with directors and teachers to decide which social-emotional strategies to use in the classroom and with any chosen children. Common reasons to call ECCP® include things like supporting children with challenging behaviors, creating new routines or improving transitions. This strengths-based service focuses on helping the teaching team, so they can best support the classroom’s needs. ECCP® is best when used early, before more challenging behaviors occur.

ECCP also offers programs for family childcare providers or in the child's home.

Contact the ECCP consultant assigned to Southington for more information:
Ruth Clark, LMSW
Early Childhood Consultant
Wheeler Clinic, 74 East St, Plainville, CT
T: (860) 461-5035
Or find the ECCP consultant for your town at https://www.eccpct.com/Consultants/



Phone: (860) 704-6378

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,

Web Site: https://thocc.org/services/maternity/departments-services/family-enrichment-center

Family Forward Advocacy CT

Family Forward Advocacy CT is dedicated to supporting families raising children with early developmental trauma (EDT), attachment disruption, and those formed through adoption. FFACT develops parent partnerships and strengthens family integrity practices across child-serving systems. We build awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the impact they have on children and their families, and we empower the voices of parents committed to both parenting thru trauma and advocating for change.

Advocate Services - Direct Services to Parents & Defense Attorney Coordinated Support
Advocacy Training - Empower Your Voice to Advocate for your Child's Special Needs; Public Policy Reform ACTion Planning, Coaching & Organizing
Education - Therapeutic Parenting Live Discussions & Webinars; Activate Your Voice Advocacy Planning Course and Parent Mentoring; Parenting Thru Trauma Podcast
Information and Resource Sharing, News, Links, Talks, and Partner Introductions
Connection - Professional Representation and Clinical Services Referrals
Outreach - Provider Partnership Services and Parent Support Group
Networking - Federal Child Welfare Public Policy Reform Action Opportunities in concert with Family Forward Foundation, the Family Forward Project, and the Grandma Warriors

99 Whispering Brook Drive
Kensington,

Phone: 860-505-0548

Web Site: https://www.ffact.org/

Fatherhood Monthly Support Group | The Hospital of Central Connecticut

Monthly fathering opportunities to connect with other fathers, explore partnering relationships and learn more about your child. Father groups are free and confidential and offered on a virtually safe platform for fathers.

Family Enrichment Center (Lower Level), 32 Hawkins Street
New Britain,

Phone: 1-855-442-4373

Web Site: https://thocc.org/health-community/classes-events/event-details?id=3017&occ=23512

Handwriting Milestones & Early Learning Services

Handwriting Milestones & Early Learning Services aims to provide a fun and enriching environment for preschool-aged children through grade 5. Their focus is on building foundational skills necessary for school success, with a particular emphasis on kindergarten readiness skills and handwriting development. The owners are Occupational Therapy Practitioners who work in a local public school system who saw a need for these services.

handwritingmilestones@gmail.com

Apple Valley Plaza, 360 North Main Street, Suite 5
Southington, CT

Phone: 860-479-2001

Web Site: https://www.handwritingmilestones.com/

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 info@hopbrookcc.com.

1187 Queen St
Southington,

Phone: 860-259-4282

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

THURSDAY
Every Thursday rotating through these locations:

Meriden 7:00pm-8:30pm
TriCircle Offices
169 Colony Street
Second Floor, Room 28
Parking and Entrance are located at the back of the building.

Colchester 6:00pm-7:30pm
51 Hayward Avenue
Colchester, CT 06415
Brick building, left door. Lots of on-street parking

Somers 6:00pm-7:30pm
The Story Barn
952 Main St.

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.




Phone: 860-349-7074

Web Site: https://tricircle.org/hope-support-groups/

Klingberg Family Centers

Klingberg Family Centers is a private, nonprofit multi-service agency providing help to thousands of persons across Connecticut each year. Our goal is to extend hope and healing to children and families whose lives have been traumatized by abuse and/or neglect in its various forms, severe family problems and mental health issues. Through an array of group care, special education, foster care and community programs, children and parents are given the encouragement and skills they need to function more effectively at home, in school and in their community. The main campus is located in New Britain, Connecticut. They also offer a wide range of community services from the office in Hartford.

Klingberg Family Centers promotes and ensures equality, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of our work. We are committed to eliminating all discrimination and value our diverse workforce, client population, and community.

370 Linwood St
New Britain,

Phone: General Information (860) 832-5503

Web Site: https://klingberg.org/

Lactation Services of Southington

Lactation Services of Southington provides private lactation consultations in your home for you and your new baby from pre-natal through weaning. They offer breast pump rentals and sales They also host a mother-to-mother breastfeeding support group for mothers and babies called Milk Mates which meets once a month in the morning and evening, and a Baby Weigh and Stay clinic.

Patrice Jones,, PAC, IBCLC, breastfeedingservice@gmail.com
Southington, CT

Phone: 860-385-1655

Web Site: http://lactationservicesofsouthington.com/

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/

National Program for Playground Safety

The National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS) leads projects that increase quality and safety of play environments for the health and well-being of children. They offer comprehensive training to educators and advocates, undertake collaborative projects that improve research and support the development of best practices regarding safe and inclusive play environments, and advocate for policies that improve the quality of programs and the lives of children.



Web Site: https://playgroundsafety.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 stevelori@cox.net or Carrie at cgfolig1@cox.net.

261 Summit St
Plantsville, CT 06479

On-line Parenting Classes via Southington Public Library

Universal Class offers over 500 online continuing education courses, including parenting skills such as basic parenting, behavior management, positive parenting techniques, early childhood development, and many more.
Visit southingtonlibrary.org and click on Services to get started.



Web Site: http://www.southingtonlibrary.org

Paper Crane Birth Services

Vanessa E. Hawke, CCCE
Maternal Support Practitioner (Trained, Bebo Mia)
Based in Southington, serving all of Connecticut
Doula support - Informational, emotional, and physical support throughout pregnancy, labor, and birth.
Childbirth education - Private, custom childbirth classes tailored to fit your needs.
papercranebirth@gmail.com


Southington, CT

Phone: (860) 384-7532

Peaceful & Prenatal

Helping mamas find their breath, balance, and strength during pregnancy and postpartum to feel empowered and in control of their journey.

Class offerings include:
Prenatal Yoga
Baby&Me Yoga
Postpartum Yoga
Private Group Classes

Returning Winter 2022:
Gentle Yoga
Mama Yoga
Reiki
Guided Meditation

Classes held at Soul Space in Plantsville.



Web Site: https://www.peacefulandprenatal.com/

Perspectives Center for Care, Inc.

Perspectives Center for Care, Inc. is a non-profit agency dedicated to the well-being of individuals, families and communities. We strive to provide the most effective forms of therapy through research and state of the art programs.
The agency provides behavioral health, substance use and medication services to children, adolescents and adults.

Services, which are available in 6 languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Polish and Croatian) include:
Counseling Services
Reunification Services
Intensive Outpatient Program
Substance Use Services
Medication Management
Parenting Programs
Group Counseling
Developmental Services
Pet Assisted Therapy
Case Management Services
Services for Victims of Abuse & Violence

scheduling@pcc4me.com


Bristol ∼ Waterbury ∼ Meriden ∼ Danbury,

Phone: (860) 276-3000

Web Site: https://pcc4me.com/

Planning Across The Spectrum

Planning Across The Spectrum's mission is to help individuals and/or the care teams of those with ASD to feel financially free. They help individuals all across the spectrum enhance their quality of life while walking the path of financial independence. Their aim is to create long-term relationships to journey with you through each phase of life. The Planning Across the Spectrum team’s knowledge has been obtained not only through education and work but also personal experience.

74 Batterson Park Rd Floor 1
Farmington,

Phone: (860) 606-0977

Web Site: https://planningacrossthespectrum.com

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.
They are currently meeting virtually.

www.facebook.com/psictchapter
www.twitter.com/psictchapter
www.postpartum.net



Web Site: http://www.psictchapter.com

Safe Kids

Safe Kids Worldwide is a global nonprofit dedicated to protecting kids from preventable injuries, the number one cause of death to children in the United States and a global epidemic around the world.

Safe Kids works with more than 400 network members in the U.S. and partners in 33 countries to keep kids safe at home, on the road and at play. They educate families, raise awareness, create safer environments and advocate for improved laws to protect children.



Web Site: https://www.safekids.org/

SEPI-CT

SEPI-CT (Substance Exposed Pregnancy Initiative of Connecticut) works with both providers and families across Connecticut to bring awareness to substance exposure during pregnancy, and to ensure families have access to the treatment, recovery, and support resources they need.



Web Site: https://www.sepict.org/

SERC, State Education Resource Center

SERC, the State Education Resource Center, is a quasi-public agency established under statute to serve the CT State Board of Education in supporting educational equity and excellence. They do this by providing professional development and information dissemination in the latest research and best practices to educators, service providers, and families throughout the state, as well as job-embedded technical assistance and training within schools, programs, and districts. The agency maintains the Special Education Resource Center and SERC Library in addition to its broader responsibilities, including the support to programs and activities regarding early childhood education and school improvement.

In collaboration with the CSDE Bureau of Special Education, SERC continues to design, coordinate, and implement special education programming to support educators, leaders, youth, and families.

SERC, in collaboration with the CT Tech Act, has established an Adaptive Technology demonstration site and lending library.

SERC's library provides a collection of research, reference, and instructional materials and resources for children and adults related to education and social service needs. It continues to serve educators, families, college and university students, and other interested residents seeking resources and professional learning that supports educational equity and excellence for all K-12 students. View their catalog at https://serclibrary.library.site.

175 Union Street
Waterbury, CT

Phone: (860) 632-1485

Web Site: https://ctserc.org/

Sesame Street Autism Resources for Parents

Sesame Workshop is a nonprofit on a mission to help kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder.



Web Site: https://sesameworkshop.org/topics/autism/

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
Southington,

Phone: (860)-276-6285

Web Site: http://southingtonsteps.org/

Southington Youth Services

Southington Youth Services provides resources and a voice for youth including:
Counseling
Parent Information Series
Juvenile Review Board
Babysitting Certification Class
CPR classes
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
Southington,

Phone: (860)-276-6281

Web Site: https://www.southington.org/departments/youth_services/index.php

The Center for Children with Special Needs

The Center for Children with Special Needs (CCSN) is an interdisciplinary clinic specializing in the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of people with complex neurodevelopmental disabilities, focusing especially on children with autism and related disorders. To answer the growing needs of our community, CCSN now offers a full spectrum of care with new clinical treatment offerings through CCSN Behavioral Health.
Some of their services include intake and assessment, intervention services, individual and group/family therapies, specialized treatment clinics, social skill play groups, family training and support, occupational therapy, and more.
New (spring 2023) - Executive Functioning Clinic (outplacement) which provides services to children, adolescents and young adults with executive functioning deficits, ADHD, and disruptive behavior disorders and their families.
New - Educational Consultation for programs, agencies, teachers/staff, families. Can do behavior assessment, occupational therapy and professional training.


Glastonbury and Farmington,

Phone: 860-430-1762

Web Site: https://www.ccsnct.org/

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.

Email: info@covect.org

1113 A South Main Street
Chesire, CT

Phone: 203-634-0500

Web Site: http://www.covect.org

The Misfit Mamas, Inc.

At The Misfit Mamas Inc., we prioritize the importance of family and meaningful connections with others in the local community. We achieve this by providing a diverse range of enjoyable and relaxed events, including: workshops, educational opportunities, support groups, fun meet-ups, and unique special events. Our ultimate goal is to help all families thrive, not just survive, their parenting journey; regardless of their stage of parenthood. We are also excited to launch our Care Specialist program. This program allows families to find a child care specialist with extensive experience, background and reference checks and CPR/First Aid certification. These child care specialists are contracted through our organization and we work closely with families seeking care to ensure that you find the right caregiver for your family’s needs. Our child care specialists are available for full time, part time, or occasional caregiving.

info@themisfitmamasinc.org

PO Box 629, 125 Main St
Southington,

Phone: (860) 222 - 0831

Web Site: https://www.themisfitmamasinc.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
Bristol,

Phone: 860.585.3481

Web Site: https://www.bristolhospital.org/Services/Parent-and-Child-Center.aspx

Tunxis CC Public Library

Tunxis Community College has a public library which includes a children's department. Using a library card from any town in CT you can check out books, movies or music in several languages. They even have ukuleles.
View their Early Childhood Education and Children Resource catalog.

The Tunxis Early Childhood Professional Educators also have their own library in the Tunxis Early Childhood Education department. Childcare providers can contact Joyce at 860-773-1344 for access.
View their Lending Library catalog.

271 Scott Swamp Road
Farmington, CT

Phone: 860.773.1300

Web Site: https://www.tunxis.edu/library/

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) works to save lives and keep families safe by reducing the unreasonable risk of injuries and deaths associated with consumer products and fulfilling its vision to be the recognized global leader in consumer product safety.
- Issuing and enforcing mandatory standards or banning consumer products if no feasible standard would adequately protect the public;
- Obtaining the recall of products and arranging for a repair, replacement or refund for recalled products;
- Researching potential product hazards;
- Developing voluntary standards with standards organizations, manufacturers and businesses;
- Informing and educating consumers directly and through traditional, online, and social media and by working with foreign, state and local governments and private organizations; and
- Educating manufacturers worldwide about our regulations, supply chain integrity and development of safe products.



Web Site: https://www.cpsc.gov/

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

EPA presents providers, parents and government agencies with resources to identify and reduce children’s exposure to pollutants that may be present in child care facilities.



Web Site: https://www.epa.gov/childcare

UConn Child and Family Development Program

The Child and Family Development Program at UConn Health’s Southington location serves Southington children ages 6-17 and their parents and guardians. They provide services, support, and education aimed at:
- Strengthening parents’ skills and capacity to support their children’s social and emotional health and development.
- Providing families with educational resources related to children’s social and emotional health and development.
- Providing training in evidence-based assessment and treatment to school-based providers.

1115 West Street
Southington,

Phone: 860-523-3725

Web Site: https://health.uconn.edu/psychiatry/areas-of-care/child-and-adolescent/child-and-family-development-program/

Wheeler Clinic

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
Early Childhood
Crisis Services
Congregate Care
Youth Justice Services
Family & Child Welfare
Prevention Resources for Individuals and Families
Walk With Me - specialized outpatient treatment track for LGBTQ+ identifying people of all ages who are seeking therapeutic, medical and/or peer support to address their specific needs. They offer Gender Exploration Group meetings for ages 11 to 17 and for ages 18 to 35. WalkWithMe@wheelerclinic.org

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.



Phone: 888-793-3500

Web Site: https://www.wheelerclinic.org/