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
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
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
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
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
Phone: (203) 949-9337
Web Site: http://centerforpediatrictherapy.com/
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
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
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.
Web Site: https://portal.ct.gov/oec
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/
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
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;
Child Protective Services
Exit Plan/Positive Outcomes for Children
Foster and Adoption 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
Web Site: https://portal.ct.gov/dcf
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
Web Site: https://portal.ct.gov/SDE
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 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.
Phone: (860) 704-6378
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:
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
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
Web Site: https://familyforwardadvocacyct.com/
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
Web Site: https://thocc.org/health-community/classes-events/event-details?id=3017&occ=23512
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
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/
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
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, email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Carrie at email@example.com.
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.
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:
Private Group Classes
Returning Winter 2022:
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:
Intensive Outpatient Program
Substance Use Services
Pet Assisted Therapy
Case Management Services
Services for Victims of Abuse & Violence
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
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.
Web Site: http://www.psictchapter.com
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/
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
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: 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 cliics, social skill groups, family training and support, occupational therapy, and more.
2300 Main Street
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.
1113 A South Main Street
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
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
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
Web Site: https://health.uconn.edu/psychiatry/areas-of-care/child-and-adolescent/child-and-family-development-program/
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/