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Building Pathways of Hope for the Future of Families We Serve


About Tulsa Family Connects

The Parent Child Center of Tulsa’s vision is that all parents have the knowledge and skills to protect, nurture and provide for their own child. We know that the birth of a child is a significant event in every family. We recognize that every family has different needs surrounding a new birth. We provide a PATHWAY OF HOPE for the future for each family we serve.

We believe that healthy futures begin in the first hours, days, and weeks of life. Tulsa Family Connects is a FREE program for residents of Tulsa County that provides in-home nurse visits to new parents of babies born at Hillcrest Medical Center regardless of income. Our goals are to promote child and parent well-being in the areas of infant/maternal health, and parenting readiness.

Having a new baby affects many areas of a family’s life. Our Family Connects Registered Nurses are trained to answer all kinds of questions. They are well connected to the Tulsa community and can connect families to services that match their needs and interests.

In some cases, Family Connects recommends eligible families enroll in long-term programs, such as The Parent Child Center of Tulsa’s Positive Parenting programs. This makes Family Connects an excellent gateway to more intensive family support services.

Call us for more information! 918-699-0559

The goals of Tulsa Family Connects are to:

  • Connect with every mother – along with the father and other family members – in their home after the birth of a newborn. The nurse home visits are designed to share in the joy of a new baby, assess unique family risks, and respond to immediate needs for support and guidance.
  • Offer supportive guidance to families in several factors, responding specifically to questions about newborn care.
  • Link families to community services based on their individual needs and preferences.
  • Help new parents connect with their infant, providing them with the confidence and support needed to sustain infant and parent health, child development and overall family well-being.

The Family Connects model was developed within the context of the Durham Family Initiative, funded by the Duke Endowment in 2002.

Tulsa Family Connects is supported by the George Kaiser Family Foundation. Learn about the Birth Through Eight Strategy for Tulsa (BEST), and how Tulsa Family Connects fits into this comprehensive, continuous and integrated approach that focuses on families to help break the cycle of intergenerational poverty. CLICK HERE to download and read about how the BEST strategy knits together programs and services to create a seamless continuum of support.

Family Connects Blog

PCCT Nursing Programs from a New Perspective – A PCCT Board Ambassador Report

NURSING PROGRAMS Chris Smith, M.D. Board Member January 23, 2020 The Period of PURPLE crying…the period in the first few months of life when a …

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The Right Stuff

In honor of National Nurses week, May 6th – 12th, I’d like to highlight a few of the reasons our Family Connects RN’s are so special.  …

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Joy and Hope for the Holidays from Nursing Director Jenny Fairchild

During this holiday season and beyond, our Tulsa Family Connects team has a lot to be thankful for and celebrate. The program is serving more …

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Tulsa Family Connects, Bright Beginnings & The BEST Strategy for Tulsa

I’m excited to share that Tulsa Family Connects is up and running, providing home visits to families!  Our team recently returned from Durham, NC after …

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A Word of Welcome from Tulsa Family Connects Director of Nursing, Jenny Fairchild

Preparation, anticipation, excitement, and most importantly hope….I’m Jenny Fairchild, Director of Nursing for The Parent Child Center, and our team has been preparing and training …

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Criteria for visits:
1.) Tulsa County Resident
2.) Baby must be born at Hillcrest Medical Center or Saint Francis Hospital

Your nurse will call about a week before your scheduled visit to confirm the appointment.  Please give us the following information to help the nurse get in touch with you:

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