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Nurse-Family Partnership

Nurse-Family Partnership works by having specially educated nurses regularly visit young, first-time moms-to-be, starting early in the pregnancy and continuing through the child’s second birthday.

The expectant moms benefit by getting the care and support they need to have a healthy pregnancy. At the same time, new mothers develop a close relationship with a nurse who becomes a trusted resource they can rely on for advice on everything from safely caring for their child to taking steps to provide a stable, secure future for them both.

Parent Center Hub

Central “Hub” of information and products created for the network of Parent Centers serving families of children with disabilities.

Seton Home

Seton Home works to break the cycle of abuse and poverty by providing a caring home, education, and support services necessary to transform the lives of pregnant and parenting teen mothers and their children. Click here to learn more.



Foster Care America

Information about foster care tools and resources for pediatricians, and foster care resources for parents, families, and caregivers. Links to State specific information regarding foster care as well as sections on developmental health, emotional health, and physical health with unique regard to Foster Care.


KidsHealth is the large resource  providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence on a variety of topics from wellness to acute illness and normal developmental milestones expected.

Nurturing Kids In Times of Stress

A Guide to Help Children Bloom: Parenting Guide

We all feel stressed sometimes. Some stress is a normal, healthy part of life. It can help us stay safe, try harder, or make us grow stronger. However, intense stress that doesn’t go away can be too much to handle without help.
As a parent or caregiver, there are ways you can help your child handle intense stress.  This guide has tips and resources that can protect you and your child from the effects of intense stress.

H.E.A.R.T. All it Takes is Heart!

All it Takes is H.E.A.R.T. (Hug, Engage, Ask, Read, Talk), a partnership of the American Osteopathic Association and Erikson Institute, is designed to guide parents as they support early learning and development for their children.

The initiative promotes the following actions: HUG – Your child feels loved each time you embrace; ENGAGE – Simple interactions with your child can make a big difference; ASK – You can stimulate your child’s curiosity by asking questions; READ – Reading helps improve vocabulary; TALK – When you speak, your child will try to copy your sounds.

Click here to watch a short video about the importance of HEART initiative.

The Period of Purple Crying

Visit for more information on this difficult period in a newborn’s development.

Comcast Internet Essentials- Low Cost Monthly Internet

If a child in a household is eligible for free school lunch program, Medicaid, or WIC a family is eligible for a low cost monthly internet. For info go to link below.

Depelchin Children’s Center- Parenting Classes

Being a parent can be tough.  Sometimes the challenges of raising kids can feel frustrating, even overwhelming.  At DePelchin, we understand the struggles parents face and are here to offer support.  Through our parenting classes, we help parents build and maintain healthy relationships with their children and work through family challenges.  We also offer other free parenting programs to support families.


Parenting 101 is a six-week course on parenting that provides parents with helpful tips and strategies on dealing with common parenting challenges. The courses cover a range of parenting topics.


Check out the link below for more information.

The Fatherhood Campaign of San Antonio

The Fatherhood Campaign wants to promote responsible fatherhood by helping males and father’s of all ages to achieve greater self esteem and better awareness of their responsibilities to their families and community.

To achieve this success, we empower fathers to becoming successful through life skills building, family reunification, education and career training, employment support and child support compliance. – Encouragement, Support & Guidance

At the National Center for Fathering, we work to improve the lives of children and reverse the trends of fatherlessness by inspiring and equipping fathers, grandfathers and father figures to be actively engaged in the life of every child.

  • Research
  • Training
  • Free Resources


AAP Foster Care Resources

Information on Foster Care, Tools & Resources, Models of Care currently available for Foster, and Resources both for Caregivers and Providers from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Council on Foster Care, Adoption, and  Kinship Care.

The Empower House


Empower House (formerly Martinez Street Women’s Center) was founded in 1999 with a mission to improve reproductive health services and access for women — primarily brown and Black women — on the East Side of San Antonio.

National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse

The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse is an Office of Family Assistance (OFA) funded national resource for fathers interested in supporting strong fathers and families.

  • Dads looking for tips, hints for dads and kids – find them on the DadTalk Blog and in the “For Dads” corner
  • Tips & Activities
  • Connect with Programs
  • Become a Mentor
  • Dad Jokes

New Parent Support Program

For new and expecting parents (Prenatal to age 3), this FREE program is designed for active duty military members and their families. It offers support, referral services, education and information.

Please visit website for more information

Becoming a Love & Logic Parenting Class

Offered at the Roy Maas Youth Alternatives (RYMA) Center the Becoming a Love and Logic Parent training course. The seven-week parenting program was developed by Jim Fay, Charles Fay, PhD., and Foster W. Cline, M.D., of the Love and Logic Institute, Inc., in Golden, Colorado.For more information visit the RYMA website.

Parenting Resources (Local)

Avance of San Antonio: Parenting Education, Adult Literacy, Fatherhood Services, Child Abuse/Neglect Intervention.

Brighton Center : Special Education Support. Services provides training on special education issues.

Family Services Association: Focus on: economic stability, education, health and healthcare, neighborhood support, and social and community engagement all through a trauma-informed care lens.

WIC (Women, Infant, and Children’s Program)

WIC is a supplemental food and nutrition education program funded by federal and state governments to make nutritious foods available to women, infants and children. The following persons may be eligible:

  • women who are pregnant
  • breastfeeding mothers
  • women who have given birth within the past 6 months
  • infants and children under 5 years old


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