The United Technologies Family Resource Center is located in our main campus at 282 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Hartford, CT.

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United Technologies Family Resource Center

The United Technologies Family Resource Center is dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of our patients and families through family-centered care, education, and support. All patients and families are welcome to use the UTC Family Resource Center and its services during their experience at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

Hours

Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 7:30 pm

Friday: 9 am – 5:30 pm

Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm

Education

The UTC Family Resource Center offers different educational opportunities for patients and families, including:

  • Computer stations providing access to information on medical conditions
  • Kids Education Station, offering interactive and educational games
  • Classroom-style education sessions with providers
  • Resource library
  • Information sessions with community organizations

Support

Our expert staff will support patients and families through their journey at Connecticut Children’s. Our Family Education and Resource Coordinator connects families to many resources, including:

  • Health information
  • Support groups and services
  • State and community programs

Feel free to visit any time during standard operating hours; no appointment necessary

Play

The UTC Family Resource Center has fun activities for children of all ages, including:

  • A children’s library
  • Toys and board games
  • Arts and crafts activities
  • Electronic “Smart Table” loaded with games
  • Apple iPads available

Relaxation

Located on the second floor of the Medical Center, the UTC Family Resource Center is a comfortable place to relax before appointments or during procedures.

Amenities include:

  • Free coffee, tea, and hot chocolate
  • Charging stations and power cords
  • Reading nook with flat-screen TV and Roku
  • 200-gallon fish aquarium
  • Noise-reduction chairs for extra peace and quiet

Upcoming Events

Take a Bite Out of Your Dental Fear
If you or your child has difficulty at the dentist, you are invited to our Dental Open House!
October 23, 2017
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Needlephobia Open House
Visit our Open House and learn how you can manage fear of procedures that involve needles.
October 24 & November 13, 2017
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Building Resilient and Able Teens: Progressive Muscle Relaxation
This is a skills based group designed for teenagers (ages 13-17) who want to learn new ways to manage and cope with a chronic illness or medical condition.
October 25, 2017
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Sibshops
Sibshops is a program specially designed for brothers and sisters of kids with special health and developmental needs.
October 28, November 18 & December 9, 2017
10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Pill Swallowing Playshop
Children ages 4 and up can learn coping strategies and techniques to swallow pills.
October 30, 2017
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Building Resilient and Able Teens: Guided Imagery
This is a skills based group designed for teenagers (ages 13-17) who want to learn new ways to manage and cope with a chronic illness or medical condition.
November 8, 2017
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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