Minding the Baby
Minding the Baby® (MTB) began as an intensive home visiting program for first-time young mothers and their families in New Haven, Connecticut. Initially developed in 2002, the interdisciplinary model involves a nurse and social worker home visiting team. Program goals include promoting positive health, mental health, life course, and attachment outcomes in babies, mothers, and their families. The MTB Approach is described in a new animated video.
Based out of the MTB National Office in New Haven, MTB clinicians provide direct service for young families while Yale research staff conduct research and program evaluation. MTB began as a collaboration among the Yale Child Study Center, Yale School of Nursing, Fair Haven Community Health Center, and Cornell Scott Hill Health Center.
Thanks to a grant from the Grossman Family Foundation in 2017, MTB has been expanded in Connecticut, now serving families in Fairfield County in partnership with Family & Children’s Agency in Norwalk and Family Centers in Stamford. Please contact these agencies directly to refer families in Fairfield County, Connecticut. In addition to the on-going work with families in Connecticut, MTB has been implemented in Florida, Scotland, England, and Denmark.
This work would not be possible without our donors. For information on how to support this grant-funded initiative, please contact us. Every dollar counts, and support at any level is very much appreciated. On-line donations are now also possible by clicking here. Thank you!
If you are part of an MTB implementing agency, you can access our password protected web portal here.