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Check out the Family Resource Guide by the Yale Child Study Center and Scholastic!

The Yale Child Study Center and Scholastic have compiled a guide to online articles and resources that offer information about instruction and learning in the home, emotional support for children, and emotional support for parents.

Attend a Parenting Class!

You’re not alone! Sometimes it’s hard to tell what your child needs, what their behaviors mean, and if you’re doing right by them. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you.

Circle of Security Parenting™ is an opportunity to join other parents like you for an 8-week class where you’ll

learn to:

  • Strengthen your relationship with your child
  • Be present with your child during the best and toughest of times
  • Recognize your child’s needs and make sense of his or her behavior
  • Meet your child’s needs by being bigger, stronger, wiser, and kind

Dates: Wednesdays, March 10th – April 28th, Time: 4pm – 5pm, Location: Zoom

Presented by: Dr. Amanda Lowell

To register: Email Amanda.Lowell@yale.edu

Attend a Perinatal Wellness Mindfulness Group!

Feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, irritable, anxious, depressed… alone? Many new moms feel isolated and struggle with unexpected postpartum feelings. You are not alone!

Parent and Family Program is offering a Perinatal Mindfulness Group is a six-week therapeutic group for new moms and moms to be. This supportive group combines mindfulness practice, self-care and CBT skill building to boost maternal wellness and strengthen early bonding. Moms will gain the confidence and skills to manage the emotional highs, lows and many transitions of early parenthood.

Participants will learn:

  • Healthy coping skills to feel better and less overwhelmed
  • Mindfulness techniques to feel grounded, patient and capable of managing everyday stress
  • Creative ways to integrate self-care practices
  • Tools to recognize and challenge unhelpful thought patterns
  • Nurture and strengthen your bond with your baby

Time: 10 am – 11am

Dates: Tuesdays, March 16th – April 20th 2021

Groups will be conducting on Zoom

For more information or to register please contact Dana Hoffman LCSW

Email: dana.hoffman@yale.edu or call (203) 605-4694 to learn more!

Get help paying utility bills today!

CT Energy Assistance Program provides heating assistance to eligible households in East Haven, Hamden, New Haven, North Haven and West Haven.

It helps with: natural gas, electric, and deliverable fuels such as oil, propane, kerosene, wood/wood pellets and coal.

Call to schedule an appointment today: 203-285-8018


NEW! February 9, 2021–Additional SNAP benefits coming February 18 to 117,000 Connecticut households

Image result for fresh food “The Connecticut Department of Social Services today announced that it will provide $19 million in Emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) benefits to more than half of Connecticut’s SNAP-eligible households on Thursday, February 18. The benefits add to the more than $197.4 million in emergency benefits that have been disbursed since the start of the pandemic ten months ago.

Authorized by the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020, the extra food benefits will go to approximately 117,000 households that are not currently receiving the maximum benefits allowed for their household size. This means that all households enrolled in SNAP will receive the maximum food benefit allowable for their household size, even if they are not usually eligible for the maximum benefit.”

Learn more here! 

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