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Various Parenting Resources

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.

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.

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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