Family Connections (Birth to Age 5) Implementation Support

Family Connections is a community-based, neglect-prevention program targeting at-risk families with children. The program was created and initially implemented by the Ruth H. Young Center for Families and Children at the University of Maryland in Baltimore’s School of Social Work. The program was replicated in eight communities across the United States between 2003 and 2008, with funding from the Children’s Bureau within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and has since been replicated with other funding in additional locations. Implementation support is provided by the Ruth H. Young Center for Families and Children.