Resources for Parents in Massachusetts

Resources for Parents in Massachusetts

As parents, we want to ensure our children grow up safe and healthy. The Children's Trust of Massachusetts is here to support families like yours. The following are resources to help you promote a nurturing environment for your family and children.

Children’s Trust Resources

Family Centers

Family Centers are like your parenting support headquarters. Whether you're looking for resources, parenting tips, or just a friendly ear, these community hubs are here to help you navigate the journey of raising children. Find a Family Center in your community for personalized support and resources.  

Fatherhood Initiative

Fathers play a crucial role in family life. Our Fatherhood Initiative is all about empowering fathers with the tools and support they need to be actively involved in their children's lives, leading to happier and healthier families. Join the Fathers & Family Network (FFN) for networking, collaboration, learning opportunities, and upcoming meetings.   


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Healthy Families

Parenthood can be overwhelming, especially for first-time parents. Healthy Families Massachusetts provides home-based support and coaching to help you create a stable, nurturing environment for your child, right from the start. From pregnancy through the first three years, home visitors offer invaluable assistance, teaching parents essential baby care practices, fostering nurturing bonds, and equipping them with effective parenting skills. Learn more about how Healthy Families MA can assist you further.  

Keeping Kids Safe

Keeping Kids Safe provides language and guidance for parents to talk with their children about sexual abuse prevention. Available in multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Khmer, and Chinese.  

Safe Kids Thrive

Safe Kids Thrive provides free tools and resources to schools, childcare centers, and other youth-serving organizations to prevent child sexual abuse.  

Other Community Resources 

Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Through evidence-based research, training programs, and clinical services, they empower parents and caregivers to understand and nurture their child's emotional and cognitive growth. Explore their valuable resources and expertise in the link above.

CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

The CDC provides authoritative information on child health and development. Their website offers a wide range of resources, including articles, guidelines, and tools to help parents ensure the well-being of their children. Dive into their knowledge pool with the link above.

Center for Early Childhood Development at Harvard

This center is affiliated with Harvard University and focuses on advancing research and knowledge in early childhood development. Their website provides access to cutting-edge research, resources, and insights for parents, educators, and policymakers interested in nurturing young children's growth and well-being. Engage with their expertise with the link above. 

Child Mind Institute

Through innovative research, clinical care, and public education programs, Child Mind Institute strives to provide accurate information, effective treatments, and compassionate support. Discover also about their resources and services with the link above.  

Massachusetts Children's Alliance (MACA)

MACA provides essential services for children who have experienced abuse or trauma, including counseling and therapy for children and families, legal advocacy and support during court proceedings, and educational programs aimed at preventing abuse and promoting child safety. Learn more about their impactful work with the link above.

Massachusetts Society for a World Free of Sexual Harm by Youth (MASOC)

MASOC’s efforts focus on raising awareness about the complexities of youth sexual behavior, providing training for professionals and caregivers to effectively address and prevent sexual harm, and promoting policies that protect both young people and their communities. Explore their initiatives and resources with the link above.

Zero to Three

Zero to Three offers valuable resources, articles, and tools for parents and caregivers to support early childhood development. Check out their valuable resources with the link above.