Medford High School
489 Winthrop Street
Medford, MA 02155
Marie Cassidy, Family Specialist
We are a family support and parenting education program that is available to every child and caregiver who lives or works in Medford with at least one child prenatal through age seven.
It is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant), the Children’s Trust Fund (Massachusetts Family Center Grant), and the Friends of the Medford Family Network Corp.
The goal of the MFN is to create a strong web of support for all families of young children. This is accomplished by making community connections in three ways:
(1) connecting families to families;
(2) fostering family contact with community resources; and
(3) building collaborative relationships among community agencies.
The activities of the Medford Family Network are rooted in The Five Protective Factors. These five factors include: parental resilience, social connections, knowledge of parenting and child development, concrete support in times of need, and children’s social and emotional development.
The Medford Family Network in conjunction with the Early Childhood Office and the school district work with local and state agencies to offer a comprehensive service delivery to families of young children that address these five factors.
Visit the MFN web page for more details on the programs available and to access the latest Newsletter with the scheduled events.
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