These are common responses to caring for children—especially newborns.
- Would you like to be the best parent that you can be: loving, caring, understanding and meeting the needs of your baby?
- Would it be helpful to you to have someone with a listening ear? How about support when you’re frustrated or down?
- Would you like to know about services that would benefit you and your family as they grow and develop?
If you have answered yes to any of these questions, a home visiting program may be just what you need to assist you.
Home visits by trained personnel can provide you with the tools, support and knowledge that you need in order to develop a secure bond with your children and to create a positive, trusting environment.
Positive early experiences can help lessen the impact of difficulties when they do occur and build resilience in your child.
Children who are physically and emotionally healthy become resilient adults who become assets to our communities.
Your children deserve a healthy start and you, the parent, deserve the support that you need to accomplish the important task of nurturing your child well during these important early years.
If you would like to learn more about the home-based care program, HUGS (Help Us Grow Successfully), at the Shelby County Health Department call:
Linda Busby, RN, HUGS Supervisor