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Resources for New Families

Information, classes, support and more for new families and families who are expecting.

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Advanced Perinatal Mental Health Psychotherapy PSI | April 11, 2023

PSI’s Advanced Perinatal Mental Health Psychotherapy Training is an evidence-based curriculum designed for mental health and psychotherapy providers who have previously completed at least fourteen hours of perinatal mental health training.

Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care | April 19-20, 2023

This two-day course, taught by expert and engaging faculty, uses a thorough, evidence-based curriculum designed for psychiatrists, nurses, physicians, social workers, mental health providers, childbirth professionals, social support providers, and anyone interested in building skills for assessment and treatment of perinatal mood disorders.

Falmouth New Moms Group

Would you like to meet other moms and be supported in your new role as a mom? If so, we welcome you to register for this group! 

WIC Shopper App

The mobile app for WIC participants. Download from the Apple Store or Google Play.

Free and fun programs for families with infants

Always fun, always free public programs of the Sandwich Schools, open to all families with young children.

Falmouth Families: Postpartum Doula Program

Falmouth Families with a new baby can have up to three home visits from a postpartum doula at no cost!

Postpartum Doula Program

Cape families with a new baby can receive up to 3 home visits with a certified postpartum doula at no cost!

Mass 2-1-1

A partner of the Cape and Islands United Way, Mass 2-1-1 is here to answer your calls 24/7. They are a human services help hotline that will direct you to the services in your area that are appropriate for your needs. Call Now: Dial 2-1-1

Perinatal Loss Peer Grief Support Groups

Sharing Kindness and VNA's Maternal Child Program are bringing the perinatal loss peer support groups to Cape Cod. Learn more and register by clicking on the PDF.

Cape Cod Foster Closet

Help for foster families on Cape Cod and the Islands. Clothing, shoes, toys, books, baby gear, formula, car seats, and furniture for all ages.

Children's Trust

Find free or reduced cost help for you and your family.

Cape Families: Postpartum Doula Program

Cape Families with a new baby can have up to three home visits from a postpartum doula at no cost!

BabySteps Savings Plan

A program provided by MA State Treasurer’s Office to jumpstart families into saving for future college, vocational and technical training costs. The program aims to encourage families to save for their child’s post-secondary education by providing a free $50 deposit into their child’s 529 savings account. This information is available in many languages. Click the button below to access 

Infant Development

Ages and stages questionnaire

Dental Care

Mobile Dental Hygiene Services - accepts Mass Health for adults and children 

Cape Cod Children's Place/Cape & Islands Maternal Depression Task Force

The Task Force continues to increase the public’s knowledge of services and treatment options as well as to promote strategies and supports for prevention.

Maternal Depression Resource List

It is normal to feel overwhelmed, uncertain, and sensitive as you learn about motherhood, especially in the first few weeks. If the troubles with adjusting to your new role persist, getting information and help as soon as possible can make a big difference in your ability to cope.

Mass PPD Fund

Compassionate, culturally appropriate, universal mental health support for new parents.

Just In Time Parenting

Free parenting newsletter that is delivered by email and specific to a child’s age and needs. They are designed so that information that’s relevant to your family is automatically delivered to you just in time!

Child Development, CDC Resource Pages

Articles on child development basics, screenings, free materials and more from the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Out of the Blue: Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Support Group

Join Duffy Health Center and connect with other parents in a supportive, judgement free environment where you can focus on your well-being and learn more about these very common disorders. This group is free, there is no commitment, and babies are welcome!

Mother & Baby Support Services At Cape Cod Hospital

Services offered include: Lactation Warm Line, CCH Breastfeeding Clinic, Pumping Workshop, Postpartum Party, and Outpatient Lactation Appointments.

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