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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Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital, and City of Long Beach, Celebrate Five Years of Welcome Baby

A big congratulations to the Welcome Baby program at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach for receiving a special proclamation from Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia!

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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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MCHA’s ‘Welcome Baby’ Parents Talk Back

Maternal and Child Health Access (MCHA), which offers the free Welcome Baby program in partnership with California Hospital in Los Angeles, shared some of the feedback they’ve received from parents.

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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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Family Strengthening Training: The Quick Pitch and the Long Haul

Training requirements for Family Strengthening Network staff are rigorous and extensive. But that doesn’t mean there’s no time for fun.

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Webinar: Home Visiting 101

What is home visiting and what does it look like in Los Angeles County? Michaela Ferrari, coordinator of the Los Angeles County Perinatal and Early Childhood Home Visitation Consortium, presents a comprehensive overview in this webinar, recorded June 26, 2017.

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Video: How #HomeVisitingWorks: Melissa and Lauriel Share Their Experience

Looking back on being pregnant, Melissa recalls having mixed emotions. “I was really worried about having postpartum depression again like I did with my first son,” she says. But when she gave birth she learned at the hospital that she could receive free home visiting services. And that support has helped her and her family in many ways.

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Video: My #HomeVisiting Experience: Araceli and Yani

Araceli, a mother of three, says things are different now. When she had her son 13 years ago she didn’t know how important it was to read and talk to a baby. But when she gave birth to her third child, she learned about home visiting.

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