New Baby Support Circle
Congratulations on your new baby! Now what?
Led by Ursula Hildebrandt, clinical social worker, educator, and mother of three, this drop-in group is a place for new parents to build community, be vulnerable, ask questions, offer an empathetic ear, and learn a few things along the way!
Ursula will give you tips on all the good stuff from all the books you don’t have time to read on how to best support your baby’s social-emotional development, create a secure attachment, and navigate the emotional challenges of parenthood, while allowing for plenty of space for discussion, support, and nurturing.
Based on interest and need, Ursula will also offer topics from the Promoting First Relationships, Circle of Security, and Bringing Baby Home curriculums-- research-based and research-tested programs that have been shown to strengthen family relationships.
We welcome all parents (adoptive, biological, all!), partners, and babies—come alone, come with your baby, come as a couple, or come to find friends. The group is designed for new parents with “babes-in-arms” (usually under 6 months), but we will not turn you away if your baby is mobile!
Ursula Hildebrandt, PhD, MSW
Ursula, a native Midwesterner, started out her career in academia, completing a doctorate in developmental psychology at the University of Washington, and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Center for Infant Mental Health. She was a professor of psychology at Seattle Pacific University for 11 years before returning to UW for a master’s in clinical social work. She currently maintains a small private practice, leads Bringing Baby Home workshops, and works with young children in foster care through the CHERISH program at Kindering Center. She is the proud and devoted mother to a small zoo: three school-aged children, a dog, a cat, and five chickens.