Youth & Family Services

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What is our Mission? 

We seek to promote the social and emotional health of our youth, families, and community by creating opportunities to engage, educate, and empower all citizens of Norwich.

How do we achieve this?

  • Positive Youth Development and Leadership Opportunities
  • Juvenile Justice Diversion
  • Family Involvement
  • Mental Health Services
  • Community Outreach

Fall 2020 Programs

Virtual Family Day

Our Annual Family Day event will be virtual this year. Throughout the weekend, we will be posting various entertainment and educational videos from our community partners. You can expect to see dance company performances, karate demonstrations, a DJ set, and a reposting of all of the virtual touch-a-truck videos. Additionally, videos from community agencies will be posted, letting you know about their services and some creative activities to do as a family during these times. At-home cookie decorating kits will be available for pick up for the first 500 registrants. 

Signs of Suicide Presentations for Youth

SOS Signs of Suicide (SOS) is a universal, prevention program designed for middle school (ages 11-13) and high school (ages 13-17) students. Through a video and guided discussion, youth learn to identify warning signs of suicide and depression. 

The curriculum raises awareness about behavioral health and encourages students to ACT (Acknowledge, Care, Tell) when worried about themselves or their peers.

Presentations will be virtual! 

Register 7th-9th graders September 2, 2020 @ 2pm

Register 10th-12th graders September 3, 2020 @ 2pm

Talk Saves Lives Suicide Prevention for Parents

Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention is a community-based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide. Participants will learn common risk factors and warning signs associated with suicide, and how to keep themselves and others safe.

**A Zoom link will be sent 1-2 days prior to the presentation date.**

**Our offices are currently closed to the public; however, staff is in the office** 

Individual & Family Counseling

Erin Haggan, LCSW is set up to do telehealth therapy sessions with Norwich residents 21 and under. If families don’t have access to the internet, phone sessions can be scheduled. For a consult or to schedule an appointment, contact Erin.

Peace At Home Parenting

The Peace At Home Parenting program offers 100 recorded classes and offers live classes regularly for FREE!!! 

Topics include Routines & Chores, Managing Screen Time, Positive Discipline, Being Your Child’s Emotion Coach, as well as several classes related to COVID-19 management skills. Classes are separated by type and by age categories (birth – young adult). And additional classes/topics are added each week!

Upon check-out, please use the 06360 zip code no matter what town the person registering is from, and use discount code PEACE2020 for FREE classes! Discount code is valid through June 2021!

 Talk it Out 

The "When it Builds Up, Talk it Out" campaign provides parents with access to  trained professionals who will provide support and resources, if necessary.  

Call 833-258-5011

The "Talk It Out Line" is available Monday through Friday from 8 am to 8 pm and on weekends from 1 pm to 8 pm and has both English and Spanish capacity.

 Liquor Stickers

We are doing our part to help the community prevent underage drinking by providing free liquor stickers. 86% of underage drinkers report consuming alcohol in their home or someone else’s. These stickers will help prevent that from happening. Learn more or obtain stickers by emailing Tiana Powell

Social Host Law

Current Services & Resources   

Suicide Prevention & Mental Health Promotion

 Mental Health Tool Kit 

Daily Mental Health Tips 

 At-home Activities for Families 

YouTubeYouTube Channel 

We have many videos for parents and youth on managing challenges, virtual touch-a-truck videos and our staff Story Time readings!


We post updates, resources and information on our Facebook page daily!


We post updates, resources and information on our Facebook page daily!

Tik Tok

We have several videos on our Tik Tok, providing information about underage drinking and coping strategies for youth and adults!