Family Development and Support Services


  Family Development and Support Services is a home visiting program funded through a grant from the State of Connecticut Office of Early Childhood. Family Centered Services, the lead agency for this collaboration, partnered with CCP and the City of New Haven Health Department to launch this new, evidence-based home visiting program in July 2019. This collaboration is the only FDSS program in Connecticut.
Galit Sharma
Program Director 

Family Development and Support Services
(203) 786-6403 ext. 177

Galit Sharma

Program Director

(203) 786-6403 ext. 177


  Family Development and Support Services is a brief, family-centered intervention for families with children ages 2-6. It is designed to reduce children’s challenging behaviors by supporting positive parenting practices.


  The FDSS model is strengths-based and promotes positive family management. The model is adaptive and tailored to address the specific needs of each child and family and can be integrated into a variety of service settings, including home visitation programs, public schools, WIC (the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children), primary health care, and community mental health settings.


  The program has two phases:

  • 1) The FDSS, which involves an initial assessment and feedback. 

  • 2) Everyday Parenting (parent management training), which focuses on positive behavior support, healthy limit-setting, and relationship building.


Use this form to contact staff in the Family Development and Support Services Network program only.


If you would like to contact someone in a different program, please visit that program's page or our Staff List.

The Children's Community Programs of Connecticut

446A Blake Street

Suite 100

New Haven, CT 06515


phone: (203) 786-6403

fax: (203) 786-6408