Baby Love - Yorktown Family Services

General Information



  • Ages:  2 months to 14 months

Self referral, CCAS, CAS, any other agencies, and Family Doctor.

Next Session Dates:

Next Session will run from October 13 to November 17, 2021. Wednesdays from 10 am to 12 pm.

Sessions Per Year:

3 times per year

Service Duration:

12 weeks; however condensed sessions are being offered through a virtual group setting during COVID

Languages offered:
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Weekdays

Various Locations; program to be delivered virtually through a web link during COVID


Maureen Ringlein: Manager, Family, Child and Infant Clinical Services

Madelaine Shane: Infant and Child Mental Health and Family Violence Therapist

Baby Love

Baby Love is a group format, evidence based preventive intervention program of attachment theory, designed and supported by Dr. J. Wittenberg at Hospital for Sick Children. Baby Love supports parents and caregivers in strengthening their attachment relationship with their infants and emphasizes the importance of feelings of security, reflective capacity and sensitive caregiving behaviours through 12 sessions offered weekly. Parents / Caregivers who have infants from 2 months to 14 months of age are welcome to attend the program. Infants also participate in the program. Each Parent / Caregiver is given an Attachment Knowledge and Attitudes Questionnaire both pre and upon completion of the 12 sessions as a post measure to understand program impact.

Baby Love is now being offered Virtually through an online group platform (Webex invitations will be provided) .

Next Session will run from October 13 to November 17, 2021. Wednesdays from 10 am to 12 pm.

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Please note that Yorktown's  Rapid Access Counselling service will be closed on Thursday, December 3,  2021 at 3 p.m.
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