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Brown County Health Families

Last Update:12/7/2017
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IN 47421
County:Brown
Phone:812-988-1890
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Fax:812-279-8463
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Mission
Through The Villages’ Healthy Families program, support and encouragement is provided to help new parents champion their families and give Indiana’s babies a brighter beginning. By building confidence, reducing stress and maximizing the joys of becoming a new mother or father, Healthy Families helps parents and children grow together.
Program Description
Participants in Healthy Families receive free and voluntary home visits beginning prenatally, or within 90 days after birth. A family support worker (FSW) visits at least once a week for up to one year to help establish support systems, teach problem-solving skills and enhance positive parent-child interaction. Once a family is in the program, they can receive services for up to three years.

Healthy Families can also offer information, education and referrals to community resources. Through weekly contact, each Healthy Families’ parent will learn about:

  • Recognizing and caring for your baby’s needs
  • Discovering what to expect as your child grows
  • Ways to play with your baby to encourage normal development
  • “Baby-proofing” your home
  • Problem-solving strategies
  • Ways to continue your education
  • Community services
  • Budgeting and financing information
  • Employment options
  • Transportation options

How Can I Participate?
To participate in the program, families must live in the designated county, be expecting a baby or have a newborn younger than 75 days old and be interested in child development and related issues.

Getting Started is Easy!

Call Healthy Families to schedule a consultation and receive a free gift pack, ask your WIC representative to send a referral, or simply tell your OB nurse you are interested in Healthy Families.

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Parent Education/Training
Counties Serviced
Brown
ABOUT SPECIAL KIDS RESOURCE DIRECTORY
7172 Graham Road, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46250 E-Mail: familynetw@aboutspecialkids.org

As a matter of policy, About Special Kids does not specifically endorse any of the resources contained on our website or in our information packets. Resources are supplied for information purposes only and ASK recommends that families explore all options for assistance before making an informed choice.