Baby Love - Yorktown Family Services
MaureenR@yorktownfamilyservices.com

General Information

Fees:

Free

Service Delivery Format:
  • Virtual Group (WebEx links will be provided)
  • In Person
Eligibility:
  • Ages:  2 months to 14 months
Referral:

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

Next Session Dates:

Next in-person session will run from October 13th to December 1st, 2022, on Thursday’s from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, during program hours for Supporting Young Families. 

Sessions Per Year:

3 times per year

Service Duration:

12 weeks; however, condensed sessions are currently being offered during the pandemic

Languages offered:
  • English
  • Spanish
Hours:
  • Thursdays from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Location:

Various Locations; program to be delivered virtually through a web link, or in-person group format.

The next 8-week session will be offered in-person during Supporting Young Families program hours, at the West Toronto Youth Hub located at the Jane Street Hub on 1541 Jane St., south of Lawrence Ave West.

Contact:

Maureen Ringlein: Manager, Family, Child and Infant Clinical Services
Maureenr@yorktownfamilyservices.com

Madelaine Shane: Infant and Child Mental Health and Family Violence Therapist
madelaines@yorktownfamilyservices.com

For the next in-person 8 week session offered from Oct 13th to Dec 1st, please contact Karina Gonzalez: Care Navigator/SYF Outreach Worker karina@yorktownfamilyservices.com

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.

The next 8 week session of Baby Love will be offered in collaboration with Yorktown Family Services’ Supporting Young Families program.

Sessions will run in-person on Thursdays, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., from October 13th to December 1st, 2022, at our West Toronto Youth Hub, located at the Jane Street Hub on 1541 Jane St., south of Lawrence Ave West. Dinner will be provided.

For more information and to register, please contact Karina at Karina@yorktownfamilyservices.com.