Looking for Guidance, Family Turns to Welcome Baby

As first-time parents looking to give their child a healthy start, Cristina and Miguel enrolled in the Welcome Baby program through MemorialCare Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital in Long Beach.

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Training: Supporting Families With Children Who Have Developmental Delays

Dr. Deborah Chen was the keynote speaker for the Family Strengthening Network’s fall regional conferences. Here are some highlights, including videos, to help home visitors support families whose children have developmental delays.

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Webinar: Supporting LGBTQ Families in the Postpartum Period

LGBTQ parents want the same things for their children that any other parents want: respect, protection, celebration, and a bright future. But they face unique challenges, which may be most pronounced in the postpartum period. This webinar lays out those challenges, and offers tips and guidance to help home visitors support the LGBTQ families they serve.

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Webinar: How Home Visiting Programs Can Support NICU Families

NICU babies need lots of support, but so do their caregivers. “Premature babies give us premature parents,” said Esther Chon, who, along with Sharon Tan, led a webinar on how to help caregivers who have a baby in the neonatal intensive care unit. Watch the webinar here.

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How to Support Pregnant and Parenting Teens

At our Family Strengthening Network workshop for home visitors, El Nido Family Centers invited two young parents to speak about their experience in El Nido’s Teen Parenting Services programs. We’ve posted video of this impressive mom and dad. Several teen parenting resources are also posted here.

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Video: Dr. Sean Kossari Highlights the Benefits of ‘Welcome Baby’

San Fernando Valley OB/GYN Dr. Sean Kossari tells Welcome Baby outreach specialist Mardee Jessop why he encourages all his patients to enroll in the Welcome Baby program. Specific topics include: parent education, breastfeeding, parent-child bonding, maternal depression, and helping parents understand healthy infant development.

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