Family Connections (Birth to Age 5) Adaptations and Enhancements

Family Connections sites have used several program adaptations:

  • Grandparent Family Connections, designed in response to the unique needs and circumstances of families headed by grandparents
  • A program that targeted Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Lao, and Thai individuals and families
  • A program that targeted children with developmental disabilities or chronic health conditions
  • Trauma Adapted Family Connections, designed in response to families with parents and/or children experiencing trauma symptoms 
  • SAFE-Family Connections, which combines the Family Connections intervention with a safety intervention developed by ACTION for Child Protection for families in the child welfare system that have at least one child determined to be unsafe

Family Connections sites also have enhanced Family Connections with several additional services:

  • Parental self-nurturing activities
  • Parent education groups
  • Health and legal services
  • Motivational interviewing intervention