The Fussy Baby Network® works with the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital to provide or enhance assistance to families in the Chicagoland area:
University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital
The University of Chicago is the primary collaborating partner of the Fussy Baby Network®. Dr. Larry Gray, assistant professor, Department of Pediatrics, is medical director of the Fussy Baby Network®. He attends weekly clinical team meetings and runs the Fussy Baby Clinic at Erikson’s Center for Children and Families. He also provides training in behavioral and developmental pediatrics to medical students, residents, and physicians here and abroad.
Erikson Institute in Chicago, home of the Fussy Baby Network®, provides training and consultation to organizations across the country that wish to adopt the Fussy Baby Network® model. Sites can choose to adopt a program model where the direct service program is replicated to provide home visiting and phone support services or an infusion model where the Fussy Baby Network Approach is infused into existing home services. Some sites may choose to implement a combination of both models. Contact Jennifer Hofherr, dissemination specialist, for more information at [email protected].
Fussy Baby Network sites
Current Fussy Baby Network® site affiliates include:
Fussy Baby Network® services have been integrated into the Birth to Five helpline. Parents who call the helpline with concerns about an infant who is difficult to soothe, having trouble sleeping, or having trouble feeding receive support over the phone. If the family resides in Maricopa, they also are able to take advantage of free home visiting services. For assistance, call
The Children’s Hospital and Research Center in Oakland, California is now offering warmline support through its pediatric primary care clinic as well as home visitation services. To learn more about Fussy Baby Network® Oakland, call (510) 428-3885 ext 7229.
Fussy Baby Network® services are integrated into the Healthy Steps program at Boston Medical Center. Services include phone consultation, clinic consultation, and home visitation through the primary care clinic for families. To learn more about Fussy Baby Network® Boston, call (617) 414-4767.
Fussy Baby Network® services are integrated into the Irving Harris Program in Child Development and Infant Mental Health at the University of Colorado, Denver, Children’s Hospital. Services include warmline phone consultation, clinic consultation, and home visitation through the primary care clinic for families. To learn more about Fussy Baby Network® Colorado, call 1-877-6-CRYCARE or visit www.fussybabynetworkcolorado.org.
Washington D.C. Area
Fussy Baby Network services are available through Integrated Therapy Services (ITS) in the Washington D.C. area. Services include telephone support and on-site clinic visits. To learn more about Fussy Baby Network® ITS, call (301) 962-0800 extension 5 or visit www.its-palss.com.
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Fussy Baby Network® services are integrated into the FOCUS home visiting programs within the University of New Mexico Department of Development and Disability. For information about Fussy Baby Network® Albuquerque Metro, contact Ybeth Iglesias at (505) 250-6423.
Fussy Baby Network® Napa is our newest network site. This site is a unique collaboration between Aldea Children and Family Services, Queen of the Valley Medical Center, and the Napa County Public Health Home Visiting Nurse program. Napa will provide home visiting services and warmline support and will integrate the approach into local public health home visiting services. For more information about Fussy Baby Network® Napa, contact Stephanie Paravicini at (707) 253-0123, ext. 609.