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. We 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.

Parent Groups

Managing Children’s Behavior – New group enrolling now!

This is a 10-week parenting group for parents of youth ages 6-11 whose noncompliant behavior happens more than their peers, interferes with home life, and causes the child or parent distress.

This program is ideal for parents and guardians who want to learn how to manage their children’s behavior more successfully while maintaining a positive relationship.

Tuning in to Teens® – New group enrolling now!

This is a 10-week parenting group for parents of youth ages 12-17. Tuning In to Teens® is an evidence-based program designed to help parents establish better connections with their adolescent.

This program is ideal for parents and guardians who want to learn how to help their teen understand and express emotions in healthy and positive ways. This group will also help you learn how to respond to your teen in a way that helps maintain a connected relationship.

Tuning in to Kids®

This is a 10-week parenting group for parents of children ages 6-11. Tuning In to Kids® is an evidence-based program designed to teach parents skills that will help to improve their child’s emotional, social, and behavioral functioning. It also focuses on improving communication in the parent-child relationship.

This program is ideal for parents and guardians who want to learn how to recognize, understand, and manage their and their child’s emotions.

Contact Us

For more information or to register for one of the groups, call 860-523-3783.

Location

1115 West Street
Southington, CT 06489

Meet Our Team

David P. FitzGerald, Ph.D.

David P. FitzGerald, Ph.D.

Director

West Hartford

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Damion J. Grasso, Ph.D.

Damion J. Grasso, Ph.D.

Director of Resource Center

West Hartford

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Carolyn Greene, Ph.D.

Carolyn Greene, Ph.D.

Co-Director

West Hartford

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This program is made possible with support from Bradley H. Barnes and Leila U. Barnes Memorial Trust at the Main Street Community Foundation.

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