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Healthy Families Program: Family Spotlight

Meet Danielle! She is mother to Adara, 5, and Elizabeth, 1, and an alum of the Healthy Families Program.

Q: How did you get involved with Healthy Families?

A: A representative from Healthy Families came to the hospital after Elizabeth’s birth and told me about it.

Q: Why did you decide to try Healthy Families?

A: I felt like I could get some good information from a home visitor.

Q: What were your expectations of a Healthy Families?

A: I expected educational home visits and information about raising my kids.

Q: What was your experience like with Healthy Families?

A: I love the home visits and the activities we do. Excellent experience.

Q: What skills and tools did you learn from Healthy Families?

A: I learned to enjoy playtime and keep my kids entertained, as well as giving them the tools to succeed in learning.

Q: Has Healthy Families influenced or changed the way you parent?

A: Absolutely. I am more confident after having that time with Sandy, my home visitor.

Q: Would you recommend Parenting Now!/Healthy Families to other parents? Why or why not?

A: Yes, I absolutely would recommend it to anyone with kids—whether you know what you are doing or if you are a new parent.

About Healthy Families: Healthy Families is a free home visiting program for new parents, accredited with Healthy Families America. Home visits may begin prenatally up until the baby is 3 months old and continue until the child’s third birthday. Weekly visits focus on welcoming the new baby into the family and supporting parents in creating the family they want. For more information, call 541-484-5316.

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