The Fussy Baby Network provides training and consultation to other organizations working to support distressed families and prevent child abuse and neglect. Our staff works with yours to help you learn to identify families who are struggling to soothe their infant and to provide effective assistance and support.
Currently, we’re working with several Chicago-area partners and also extending the Fussy Baby Network model nationally. For more information about our National Network Sites, visit our Partner Programs page. If you are interested partnering with us or learning more about how to assist families, contact Linda Gilkerson at (312) 893-7138 or [email protected].
We, of course, we welcome family referrals from other agencies. Please direct families to this website or to our warmline at 1-888-431-BABY.
Support for infant teachers
Infant teachers and caregivers face special challenges as they work with babies and support their families during this stressful period. In 2005, the Fussy Baby Network launched a two-year project called Partners in Care to extend support to these professionals. Funded by the Prince Charitable Trusts, the project culminated in the 2008 publication of a booklet to support infant child care teachers and infant program directors in their special role. Download the Partners in Care booklet [PDF, 28pg].