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TCI Trainers Attend International Conference

Three of Klingberg’s Therapeutic Crisis Intervention trainers recently had the opportunity to attend the 4th International Conference held by the Residential Child Care Project at Cornell University (RCCP). The conference was entitled “Building a Community of Practice,” and according to the RCCP/Cornell University website was designed to “highlight the importance of communities of practice in… Read more »

Blood Drive Organized by Nia Sage Youth

One of the youth residing at the Nia Sage Group Home is currently working to organize a blood drive with the American Red Cross scheduled for August 8th. The blood drive will be held at Bristol Baptist Church, 43 School Street, Bristol, CT 06010 from 9a-2p; this is her family’s local church. The youth is… Read more »

Hoffman Auto Group Gives to Klingberg’s Fatherhood Program

On Wednesday, June 8th, Jeffrey S. Hoffman, Co-Chairman, I. Bradley Hoffman, Co-Chairman, and Matthew S. Hoffman, Vice President, presented a check for $25,000 on behalf of the Hoffman Auto Group to Mark Johnson, Vice President of Development, and Gail Lebert, Director of Partnership Development, of Klingberg Family Centers. The donation is in support of Klingberg’s… Read more »

24th Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Festival

Klingberg Family Centers will host the 24th annual Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Festival on Saturday, June 18. The event is held on the agency’s 40-acre hilltop campus in New Britain to raise support for their programs serving children and families across Connecticut. Wayne Carini of Velocity’s “Chasing Classic Cars” and his daughter Lindsay serve as Grand… Read more »

Webster House Teens Go to Prom

Proms are special events, and they raise many questions for the teens involved about dates, clothing, venue, music, etc. Mix in obstacles such as social anxiety, medical issues, financial deficits, minimal family supports, or sensory sensitivities, and these questions are even more important. The Webster House Medically Complex Group Home had four teens attend prom… Read more »

Klingberg Family Centers Hosts Motorcar Festival Kickoff Event

On Wednesday, March 30, Klingberg Family Centers held a special event at the Raymond Hill School to kick off the upcoming 24th Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Festival. The event was preceded by an open house featuring the current projects of the Auto Restoration Program at the Ron Poupart Garage. The vocational classrooms in the Raymond Hill… Read more »

RHS Students Learn Fashion Design

Students at the Raymond Hill School have the opportunity to learn a wide variety of practical skills from their creative and enthusiastic teachers. One example of this can be found in the art room, where teaching assistant Rachel Brookman used her several years of design experience last fall to teach a fashion design elective for… Read more »

RHS Peace and Justice Initiative Works to Combat Stress and Violence in School

The Raymond Hill School has piloted a comprehensive new program this year to address the systemic problems of violence and stress in education. The Peace and Justice Initiative is a comprehensive curriculum intending to create a more peaceful and compassionate school community at the causal level where optimal learning can be achieved. In August of… Read more »

Vocational Programs Receive Grant from Berkshire Bank

Walk through the Raymond Hill School during the early afternoon and you might encounter students building Adirondack chairs while others across the hall are cooking homemade pasta and sauces. Step outside in February and you might find students tapping maple trees to make syrup. Meanwhile, students in the Auto Restoration Program are rebuilding vintage automobiles… Read more »

Klingberg Receives Grant from Connecticut Mentoring Fund

Klingberg Family Centers is pleased to have received a grant from the Connecticut Mentoring Fund (administered by the Governor’s Prevention Partnership). The funds received will allow Rebekah Behan and another Klingberg trainer to provide the Risking Connection: Creating A Healing Home training to parents/caregivers of the youth who receive mentoring services with us. The curriculum… Read more »