Marina Thomas and her son, Caleb, join others at the NTNC’s Circle of Parenting. (photo submitted)
Kimberly Rivers, Ojai Valley News correspondent
We expect a birth in the family to bring joy. But ask new families to be frank about the first months with a newborn, and many will share experiences of loneliness, alienation and, in some cases, depression. The Nan Tolbert Nurturing Center (NTNC) in Oak View provides support and resources to help ensure the entire family gets a good start, and beginning this month, they will have special programs aimed at reaching teenage parents.