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Various Parenting Resources

Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program

Catholic Charities, Family Connects…………………………………………..226-3030

Catholic Charities, Nurse Family Partnership…………………………….226-3030

Good Samaritan, Parents as Teachers……………………………………….434-5531

Madonna Center, HIPPY……………………………………………………………435-1391

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

Active interaction between children and their parents is critically important to stimulating healthy brain development from infancy through adolescence.

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 http://purplecrying.info/ for more information on this difficult period in a newborn’s development.

KLRN Ready, Set, Grow

Play & learn with us at FREE play groups and  family events.

For activity ideas, test KLRN to 274448

(210) 208-8429

http://www.klrn.org/learning/earlychildhood/

Depelchin Children’s Center

Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)

Parents learn positive, new strategies to manage misbehavior both in home & in the community. 1-888-507-6681.

https://parentinghelp.org/

Martinez Street Women’s Center

The Martinez Street Women’s Center transforms communities through women and girls by providing access to vital health services, quality education, and advocacy. We envision a world where women and girls achieve empowerment, equity, and justice.

Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) – Parents learn via observation, discussion, practice, & feedback to manage common behavior problems & developmental issues. (210) 908-9772. tiag@mswomenscenter.org

http://mswomenscenter.org/

Childcare Aware of America

https://www.childcareaware.org/

Finding childcare can be difficult. We give you the tools you need to find a childcare provider that gives you peace of mind.

Child Care Aware® is the nation’s most respected hub of child care information for parents and child care providers. Our program helps families and providers locate child care resources in their communities across the United States.

Reading Rockets

Reading Rockets is a national public media literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help. Please visit https://www.readingrockets.org/ for more information, and to access free resources designed to help.

Read to Your Baby:

  • It’s never too early to read to your baby
  • Snuggle up with a book
  • Choose baby-friendly books
  • Keep books where your baby can reach them
  • Talk with your baby – all day long
  • Encourage coos, growls, and gurgles
  • Develop daily routines
  • Sing, Read, Repeat

Therapist Aid

Please go to https://www.therapistaid.com/ and access numerous free resources including videos, downloadable workbooks and education regarding mental health conditions, parenting, relaxation and supplemental treatments. Therapist Aid is dedicated to helping mental health professionals improve their craft by providing free evidence-based education and therapy tools. These tools are intended to supplement treatment, and are not a replacement for appropriate training.

Parenting Classes

Roy Maas Youth Alternatives (RYMA) offers the Becoming a Love and Logic Parent training course.  The seven week Becoming a Love and Logic Parent 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. It is $7 for each class or $35 when pre-registering for the whole course.  To save time, parenting class registration forms can be downloaded here.  Please call our office for further information at (210) 340-7971