Parental Resilience

Description of what Parental Resilience is

A Baby Center
Website

81 Willow Avenue
Barnstable, MA 02601
Phone: 508-771-8157

A Baby Center offers basic infant care items to low-income families that live on Cape Cod and the Islands.

Bourne For Children Parent Education
Website

41 Ernest Valeri Road
Bourne, MA 02532
Phone: 508-743-3800 ext. 6751

Bourne For Children offers parent education classes geared toward families with infants through 8 years old. These educational programs strengthening families by providing opportunities that bolster school readiness and promote optimal child development.

Cost: Free

Boys Town Parenting
Website

Phone: 800-448-3000

Boys Town Parenting is a free online resource that provides practical, skill-based materials and information for parents and caregivers of children of all ages. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Boys Town offers a vast library of parenting information and articles developed over many decades by our child behavior experts.

Cost: Free

Calmer Choice
Website

Contact

“Mindfulness – Cultivating Resilience & Well-Being: 8-Week Course”

Reduce Stress, Settle the Mind, Increase overall well-being

This Calmer Choice 8-week program curriculum has been researched by Yale, Harvard, MIT and Tufts and introduces participants to mindfulness through experiential practices, large and small group discussions, movement and other related activities.

Participants will experience and learn how developing a mindfulness practice can have numerous benefits in everyday life, such as: Reducing anxiety, Reducing stress and increasing stress management, Supporting healthy relationships, Increasing positive mood and empathy, Improving immune system function, Improving focus and attention, Enhancing resilience.

Cape Cod Children's Place- First Steps Together
Website

Home Visit

Phone: 508-240-3310
Email: info@capecodchildrensplace.com

Serve both moms and dads with either current or past opioid and/or stimulant use. Our home visiting program is able to provide flexible, community based and virtual services. We match parents and expecting parents with a family recovery support specialist who is a person in recovery with specialized training in evidence based parenting and recovery interventions. In addition, we have clinicians who are available to provide services.

What makes FIRST Steps Together unique is the blended focus on parenting and recovery. We offer:

Recovery and parenting groups in person or virtually
Referrals for physical and mental health care and substance use treatment
Connections to community-based services
Help accessing support for basic needs
Help with coordinating other services parents are already receiving

Cost: Free

Cape Cod Family Resource
Website

29 Bassett Lane
Barnstable, MA 02601
Phone: 508-815-5100

The Cape Cod Family Resource Center is here to help you navigate the often confusing landscapes of programs and access assistance that is available in your very own community. Our Family Support Workers are here to help you access needed assistance and provide information and referrals to programs and services that may assist you and your family in completing your goals. Our Family Partner will work with you and your family, along with our clinician, to develop a family support plan that best meets your needs and support you to achieve your goals. All services are offered to families at no cost, regardless of insurance or income.

Cost: Free

Coalition for Children- Active Parenting
Website

270 Gifford Street
Falmouth, MA 02540
Phone: 508-548-0151, ext.172

The Coalition for Children provides Active Parenting: The First Five Years, an 8-week parenting class for parents with one or more children birth to age 6.

Cost: Free

Comfort Crew for Military Kids- Preparing for Deployment
Website

Online Program and Guidebook

http://comfortcrew.org/contact.html
Phone: 512-337-CREW

The Dealing with Deployment Program is designed to guide families as they prepare for a deployment, offers strategies for staying connected while separated, and helps families plan for their homecoming.

Cost: Free

Families First- Power of Parenting
Website

Virtual

Phone: (617) 868-7687, x17
Email: mlehrman@families-first.org (Marissa Lehrman)

Families First offers The Power of Parenting program which includes interactive, skills-based parenting education and support during twelve weekly sessions.

Cost: Free

Family Ties of MA- Parent to Parent
Website

67 Forest Street, Suite 100
Marlborough, MA

Phone: 617-695-7423
Email: P2P@fcsn.org

Our Parent-to-Parent program connects parents who face similar challenges in raising their children special needs. We believe that sharing experiences provides strength and support for each other. The program offers parents an opportunity to speak with trained volunteer support parents through a matching process following Evidence-Based and Best Practices guidelines promoted by Parent to Parent USA.

Cost: Free

Fatherly
Website

Online, E-Newsletter

Contact

Fatherly is the leading digital media brand for dads. Our mission is to empower men to raise great kids and lead more fulfilling adult lives. From original video series and deep-dive reports to podcasts and events, Fatherly offers original reporting, expert parenting advice, and hard-won insights into a challenging, but profoundly rewarding stage of life.

Friends of Children with Special Needs (FCSN)
Website

529 Main Street, Suite 1M3
Boston, MA 02129

The Special Education Parent Center focuses on providing support, information, training and workshops related to special education to families of children with special needs (includes our outreach programming to culturally and linguistically underserved families). Through a variety of activities, parents can learn about the special education process (including IEP, Basic Rights, Transition Planning, MCAS, etc.) so that they can best support their child. Additionally, parents can participate in an intensive 8-week in-depth training on special education policy and procedures.

Healthy Imperative
Website

This program covers residents of the following counties: Barnstable County, MA and Nantucket County, MA.

Phone: 508-540-2968

The Health Imperatives Healthy Families program is a home-based parent support and coaching program available for first-time parents age 20 and under.Services offered:- Parenting Education

Justice Resource Center- Early Education Training
Website

221 Willow Street
Yarmouth, MA 02675
Phone: 774-501-7715

Early Childhood Training and Consultation (ECTC) is composed of a multi-disciplinary team of early childhood, mental health, education, and special education professionals who partner with childcare programs and families to support the healthy development of young children.

Cost: Free

Justice Resource Institute
Website

221 Willow Street
Yarmouth, MA 02675
Phone: 617-237-7008

JRI provides a comprehensive, community-based system of care to ensure that families and their children with significant behavioral, emotional, and mental health needs obtain the services necessary for success in the home, school, and community.

Cost: Free

Massachusetts Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Children (MSPCC)
Website

206 Breeds Hill Road
Barnstable, MA 02601
Phone: 508-775-0275

Massachusetts Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Children (MSPCC)’s Family Counseling Centers provide a range of services to address the behavioral health needs of children and families. The following services are available in all our locations unless otherwise indicated.

Cost: Reduced Cost

MSPCC- Kids Net
Website

Onset, Mashpee, Virtual

Phone: 857-293-3392
Email: jsandagato@mspcc.org (Joe Sandagato)

MSPCC’s Kid’s Net program provides a range of service to connect foster and kinship families to the information, resources, respite and support networks they need to address the unique challenges that come with raising foster children.

Cost: Free

NAMI Cape Cod
Website

Online

Phone: 508-778-4277

Support for Parents of School Aged Children – Falmouth – 2nd Thursday of Month, 7pm

NAMI Cape Cod
Website

Online

Phone: 860-690-4583 (Maryann DelVecchio)

Support for Parents of School Aged Children – Martha’s Vineyard: Island Wide Collaborative – 1st Sunday of Month, 6pm – 7:30pm

NAMI Cape Cod

Website

Online

Phone: 201-981-5123
Email: ckbrennan@yahoo.com (Cecilia)

Support for Parents of School Aged Children – Martha’s Vineyard – 3rd Wednesday of Month, 6:30pm – 8pm

Parent Hotline
Website

Phone Hotline

Phone: 855-427-2736

The National Parent Hotline provides emotional support from a trained advocacy to parents and caregivers across the country. This critical service empowers callers and can help them develop the knowledge and skills they need to be strong parents or caregivers to their children.

Parent Information Network (PIN)
Website

Covers residents of the following counties: Barnstable County, MA, Bristol County, MA, Norfolk County, MA and Plymouth County, MA.

Phone: 508-947-8779
Email: pin@bamsi.org

PIN helps parents/caregivers stay connected with other parents, to help reduce the stress and isolation many feels as they cope with the challenges of raising a child with mental health needs. PIN is staffed by parent professionals whom themselves have raised or are raising children with similar challenges.

Cost: Free

ParentChild+
Website

340 Teaticket Highway
Falmouth, MA 02536

Email: mpereda@capecodchildrensplace.com (Marley Pereda)

ParentChild+ offers home visiting early learning services, provided by a local professional, to families with toddlers. Specialists model engaging and educational activities for parents and children together, and then support parents as they take on the role of their children’s first teachers.

Parents Anonymous Helpline
Website

24/7 Phone Hotline

Phone: 855-427-2736

The National Parent Hotline provides emotional support from a trained advocacy to parents and caregivers across the country. This critical service empowers callers and can help them develop the knowledge and skills they need to be strong parents or caregivers to their children.

Cost: Free

Parents Helping Parents
Website

Virtual Support Groups- also in person on Nantucket

Phone: 617-926-5008, ext. 102

Parents Helping Parents (PHP) prevention philosophy is grounded in a self-help model based on the belief that parents are capable of developing their own solutions when given the space, encouragement, and community resources that they need. Thus, it is the parents themselves who decide the direction a conversation will take during a Parent Support Group meeting or Parent Stress Line.

Cost: Free

Family
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Early Childhood
Education

Commmunity
engagement

“After this program I feel like I’m better able to respond to raising kids and have a positive effect on a child” 

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