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The Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect
For more than 40 years, The Kempe Center has been recognized as the world leader in preventing and treating child abuse and neglect. Our innovative programs treat children from infancy to 18 years, train medical professionals, work with families and caregivers, and conduct research to find new treatment methods to help children. Kempe combines medical treatment, education and prevention programs with world-class scientific research to help kids and families, and to find more ways to stop the devastating consequences of abuse. Click here for more information.

Irving Harris Program in Child Development and Infant Mental Health
The Irving Harris Program in Child Development and Infant Mental Health is a program that provides training, program consultation, advocacy, and research in infant and early childhood mental health. The core component of the program is its postdoctoral training program. Program faculty also provide supervision and consultation to academic and community programs and agencies. Click here for more information.

University of Colorado School of Medicine
The medical school is defined by four core missions: education, patient care, research and community service. We’re proud of who we are, and we are fortunate to be where we are. The medical school is at the heart of a new and growing medical campus. We work alongside state-of-the-art hospitals, research centers, biotech companies and other outstanding health professional schools. Click here for more information.

Children’s Hospital Colorado
Our modern-day mission is to improve the health of children through the provision of high-quality coordinated programs of patient care, education, research and advocacy. In addition to providing the best possible care for kids who need it, we also work hard to keep kids out of the hospital. Through medical research and advocacy efforts, we are working towards a world where kids are safer and healthier and will one day have less need for a hospital. Click here for more information.

Erikson Institute Fussy Baby Network®
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. Click here for more information.

Families First
This website includes information about the services offered by Families First, a Colorado non-profit that has worked to nurture children, empower parents, and strengthen families since 1986. Services include the state-wide, toll-free Family Support Line, Circle of Parents® Support Groups and parent education with accompanying Children’s Groups, and residential treatment for children ages 3-10. Spanish Support Services are available, also. For Support, information or referrals,10am – 10pm: Family Support Line:1-800-CHILDREN (244-5373) & 1-877-695-7996 or Consejos para Familias:1-866-Las-Familias (527-3264) en Español.

Massage Therapy
Valerie Bowker-Davis RN, BSN, CMT
Yes, being a parent is a blessing AND it can be an incredible challenge for parents of fussy babies. I have specialized in massaging women for almost 20 years. I am committed to making it easier for Moms to care for themselves. I allow two hour appointment time blocks to accommodate last minute changes and you may bring your baby with you. I offer a 10 % discount for women referred through Fussy Baby Network. Research has shown that when you are relaxed your baby can relax more and your ability to cope improves. Put your own oxygen mask on first!
Call me at 303-333-0491 for an appointment today. Visit my website at

Nurturing Newborns, LLC
Susan Huebner, Infant Specialist
Parenting newborns and infants can be extremely stressful and confusing. Sleeping problems, scheduling questions, and feeding concerns can be overwhelming for new parents. As an infant specialist, I have been supporting and educating parents in the Denver metro area for 4 years. Through education, in home care and consultations, I help families relax and enjoy those first precious months with a new baby. I specialize in care and support for families with preemie multiples. My services are tailored to meet the needs of each individual family. Please learn more about my services at, or call me at 720-252-4503 to discuss how Nurturing Newborns can help your family.

Sara Peternell, MNT
Sara is one of the preeminent nutrition practitioners in the Denver area and focuses her practice on family nutrition: fertility, pregnancy, post-partum and feeding babies and children. Sara earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Drake University and completed the Master of Nutrition Therapy program at the Nutrition Therapy Institute.  As a graduate of this renowned program, she became a Master Nutrition Therapist (MNT) and has been offering personalized nutrition services to individuals, children, families, non-profits and corporations since 2005. Sara knows first-hand the benefits and necessity of excellent nutrition, which she puts to use in managing her Hashimoto’s thyroid disease and Celiac disease.  She experienced three miscarriages before becoming a mother to her two children, both of whom have gluten sensitivity issues. Sara has a unique personal understanding of what nutritional approaches best assist with fertility, pregnancy, the post-partum period and feeding children of all ages. Learn more at 

Colorado Promoting Responsible Fatherhood Initiative
As an expectant or new father, your life as a dad is just beginning. The connections you build with your child during these first few months will make an incredible impact on their development. The following links will connect you to available resources, classes and interactive activities for new dads. Visit

Sarah A. Schoen, PhD, OTR, Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Specialist in Sensory Processing and Infant Development
Cell: 914-806-5656
The infant’s sensory systems start functioning at birth. Their brains continuously detect and respond to sensory information from their body and the environment. However, sometimes the brain is not able to process these multiple sensations simultaneously. Thus, babies cannot make sense of the incoming stimuli. Instead, they may be easily overwhelmed by sensation or so driven to attain sensory information that they cannot focus or attend. In either case, they do not have the strategies necessary to respond adaptively. Problems in sensory processing often result in stress for the baby and the parent during daily routines, such as poor feeding behavior, difficulty falling sleep, staying asleep or self-soothing and an inability to achieve a calm, happy, regulated state. I am a pediatric occupational therapist, with over 25 years of experience working with infants with sensory processing difficulties. Interventions are individually tailored to help parents understand their baby’s unique sensory style and achieve success fostering their baby’s development and completing daily activities.

WONDERbabies (Ways Of Nurturing Development through Enhancing Relationships)
The WONDERbabies Mission is to build, enhance, link and sustain collaborative alliances among those with vested interest in infants and young children with special healthcare needs so that they and their families thrive. The Vision of The WONDERbabies Partnership for Health is the existence of an integrated system that supports the health and development of infants and young children with special health care needs and their families. Babies and young children grow best when their parents, other family members, and people who take care of them love them completely. Those of you who have babies and young children with special needs or who take care of them can find information about resources in your community, child development, and services for young children at our website:

Right Start for Infant Mental Health
The Right Start for Infant Mental Health Program is for pregnant women and families with children ages birth to three years. We provide help when there are concerns about a child’s development or when parenting becomes difficult. Services are provided in the home or in our offices and can help parents in their relationship with their babies or young children. Click here for more information.