Having a baby is one of life’s most important and transitional events and support is essential. The Parenting Program at UConn Health has three key programs that provide first-time parents with emotional support, guidance on infant and young children’s development, and community connections to additional parenting resources.
- Perinatal Outreach and Support: Emotional support and connections to community resources such as home visiting services, counseling for postpartum depression, breastfeeding support, and other parenting programs.
- Prenatal and Parenting Groups: Prenatal parenting, infant massage, mother-baby social group, Toddler workshops and Circle of Security® Parenting.
- Early Childhood Home Visitation Services: Trained parent educators meet weekly with families in their homes to provide emotional support, tools to support and educate parents on attachment and infant and child development, and help accessing other important parenting resources.
“It’s not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can’t tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself.”
– Joyce Maynard