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Resources

Community

2-1-1
A statewide resource for health care and human services.

2-1-1 Child Care
For information on childcare services in Connecticut.

2-1-1 Perinatal Depression/Postpartum Depression
Provides statewide resources and information for women experiencing perinatal and/or postpartum depression.

March of Dimes
Works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.

Postpartum Support International
A national organization providing a Helpline, online groups and access to local volunteer PSI Coordinators to help you find treatment and care resources.

Postpartum Support International Connecticut Chapter                                                                                                                                                                                        A state chapter organization whose website houses free perinatal mental health support groups from around the state.

Home Visiting Programs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Early childhood home visiting is a system of home-based programs to support prenatal and postnatal parents with parenting education, case management, clinical services and group programs.

Help Me Grow
A statewide initiative to connect families with resources on infant and child development.

Birth to Three
Provides evaluation and support for families with children experiencing developmental delay.

Connecticut Parenting Education Network
Offers parenting support information, helps in finding a local parent educator, and a statewide calendar of programs and events to strengthen and support parenting.

Text4baby
A free service that helps new and expecting mothers give their babies the best possible start! Text4baby will send text messages each week to your cell phone with expert health tips to help you through your pregnancy and your baby's first year.

Kids Mental Health Info
For information and support to families when children are experiencing emotional or mental health issues.

Parenting Connections Padlet
An online bulletin board of community resources for new parents in Farmington Valley and West Hartford.

Hands Free Mama
A mother's blogged experience with developing strong parent-child relationships.