City of New Haven Health Dept - Nurturing Families Network
Early Childhood, Education
The Nurturing Families Network consists of the Nurturing Connections program, which provides telephone support and referral services for first-time mothers; the Intensive Home Visiting Program, which includes weekly home visitation and case management services; and/or Nurturing Parenting Program groups, community-based parenting education and support groups for families.
Research evaluating NFN shows the programs have helped parents reduce stress, use community resources more effectively, further their education and careers and develop healthier relationships with their children.
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