Family Connects* is a program of the Center for Child and Family Policy at Duke University and the Center for Child & Family Health in Durham, North Carolina. The Center for Child and Family Policy houses the Family Connects National Service Office, which provides sites with ongoing training and implementation support. The Center for Child & Family Health is a child trauma prevention and treatment center that houses the Durham Connects program and serves as the location for on-site nurse training. Program sites partner with local agencies, such as the local public health department, that serve families with children from birth to 5 years old.
*The model began as a pilot called Durham Connects, which served Durham County, North Carolina. As part of subsequent replication, the model was renamed Family Connects to reflect the model’s larger service area (although the original program has maintained the Durham Connects name). The model has not changed between the pilot and replication.