LA Best Babies Network’s Longtime Director Retires, New Director Announced

LA Best Babies Network is proud to announce the appointment of Sharlene Gozalians as its new Director. Sharlene steps into the role following the retirement of Director Janice French in February.

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Home Visiting Services Continue to Expand in L.A. County

The L.A. County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to have the Department of Public Health report on how home visiting services can be expanded to reach more of the county’s most vulnerable residents.

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The 2019 Home Visiting Yearbook Is Here!

The National Home Visiting Resource Center (NHVRC) has released its 2019 Home Visiting Yearbook, providing the most thorough look yet at home visiting at the state and national levels. Welcome Baby, Healthy Families America, and Parents as Teachers are profiled in the publication.

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Postpartum Psychosis Is Real, Rare, and Dangerous

Even after all she had been through — the helicopters circling her house, the snipers on the roof and the car ride to jail — Lisa Abramson still wanted to have a second child.

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We Oppose the “Public Charge” Rule Change. Here’s Why.

Proposed changes to the “public charge” rule would discourage immigrant families from meeting their basic health, nutrition, and housing needs. Read our statement opposing this cruel policy — and submit your own comment before 12/10/18, 9pm PST!

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The 2018 Home Visiting Yearbook Is Here

The National Home Visiting Resource Center (NHVRC) has released its 2018 Home Visiting Yearbook, the most comprehensive picture available of early childhood home visiting across America. We are happy to announce Welcome Baby was among the many home visiting programs included in the Yearbook!

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Confused About ‘Public Charge’? Here’s What You Need to Know.

The proposed “public charge” rule could force immigrant families to choose between either getting a green card or accessing support for their family’s health care, nutrition, and housing. Here’s what you need to know about this proposal — and what you can do about it.

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Webinar: Marijuana, Pregnancy, and Breastfeeding

Pregnant (or contemplating pregnancy) or breastfeeding? Stay away from marijuana in all its forms. That’s the word from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Academy of Pediatrics. But the word on the street may be a different story. Studies show a sharp increase in marijuana use by pregnant women. Here are resources and information to help women understand why it’s important to avoid marijuana during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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Los Angeles County Leaves Money on the Table for Home Visiting – But Not for Long

Other states and localities use a variety of sources to fund home visiting. L.A. County is exploring its options to help families with young children succeed.

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Webinar: Importance of Fatherhood, Engaging Dads in Home Visiting

This week, Project Fatherhood’s LeHenry Solomon presented a webinar to the Parent Coaches from the 14 Welcome Baby hospitals in L.A. County. We’ve included the recording here, along with several other resources on fatherhood and on helping dads be better parents.

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