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Cornerstone Laid 95 Years Ago

This week we’re traveling back in time to July 25th, 1920—ninety-five years ago this weekend. On that bright summer Sunday, the cornerstone was laid for what is now the main building of Klingberg’s New Britain campus. Hundreds of people were in attendance for the event, including the children for whom the home was being built…. Read more »

Foster Parents Learn Therapeutic Techniques

One recent evening, a couple sat in Klingberg’s Phillip Corbin room for a foster parent training while their four grandchildren played downstairs, supervised by Klingberg staff. At one point, they were distracted by their grandson tapping on the door. When he tapped again, harder, clearly aggravated, they went to investigate. Returning a few minutes later,… Read more »

Klingberg Kid Repairs Relationships

Recently, a client at one of the group homes got upset and caused damage to his room. His remorse was evident, and rather than resorting to punishment, staff sought out useful ways for him to make amends. He was able to help maintenance with various tasks—especially fitting since he had generated more maintenance work with… Read more »

Circle of Security Parenting Training

June 18-19, Klingberg sponsored a very successful four-day training on , a model that trains professionals to educate parents and caregivers in order to strengthen parent/caregiver-child relationships. Over 100 people attended the training, including 12 registrants from our staff, as well as three or four staff members who audited parts of the training. Klingberg will… Read more »

2015 Motorcar Festival Magazine

For an electronic version of the 2015 Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Festival Program Magazine click on the following link: Program Magazine  

Automobile Memories

NEW BRITAIN — The Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Festival may well be the king of Connecticut car shows. “I’ve been to many car shows and the Klingberg show is one of the best ones in New England and it’s the best one in Connecticut, as far as I’m concerned,” said Carl Carlson, a longtime New Britain… Read more »

FIELD DAY 2015

In early June, it is a tradition for the students at the Raymond Hill School of Klingberg Family Centers to take a break from the classroom to enjoy Field Day.  Thanks to much hard work and preparation on the part of Phys Ed Instructor Desiree Johndrow, and Teacher Assistant Bill Halkias, Field Day has become… Read more »

KFC Women in Leadership

On Thursday May 21, the YWCA of New Britain hosted its 16th biennial ‘Women in Leadership’ luncheon, for the purpose of honoring extraordinary women in central Connecticut.  Extraordinary women from Klingberg Family Centers have been recognized on multiple occasions at this prestigious event and 2015 is no exception.  Christine Keys, LMSW, Director of Child Placing,… Read more »

Driving America Premiere, May 25

We are happy to announce that “Driving America” will premiere on Memorial Day, May 25  on the National Geographic Channel at 9pm EST. Part of this two hour special was filmed at the 2014 Klingberg Motorcar Festival and several of the antique automobile owners were interviewed. For the National Geographic full press release go to, … Read more »

Special Guest on Podcast

Patricia Wilcox, LCSW, Klingberg’s Vice President for Strategic Development,  has just been featured on the West Coast Trauma Project’s Podcast as a guest. The purpose of this podcast is: helping trauma therapists thrive. This podcast is now being listened to in 74 countries around the world. The host, Guy Macpherson, PhD,  interviews master trauma therapists, thought leaders… Read more »