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Healthy Families North Georgia

Healthy Families North Georgia is a free parenting and family support service provided at no cost to participants, leveraging the networks of Healthy Families America (HFA), Healthy Families Georgia, and Growing Great Kids resources. The Healthy Families America model builds a strong foundation for safe and secure relationships between caregivers and children, maximizing opportunities for all children to reach their full potential. Families enroll voluntarily in  home visiting as early as prenatally or within the first 3 months of life, and work one-on-one with a Family Support Specialist in the home, receiving services tailored to their needs, until the child is three years old. Family Support Specialists provide information and guidance on parent-child attachment, childhood growth and development, and family functioning.

As part of our curriculum, Wellroot uses Growing Great Kids® Next Generation Prenatal-36 months(P-36), a skill-driven Curriculum for Home Visitors and their Supervisors. The P-36 Curriculum Series includes comprehensive parenting, attachment, health/wellness, child development, and family strengthening curriculum. The primary focus of the curriculum is on fostering the growth of secure attachment relationships and developmentally enriched, empathic parenting that supports families to reduce their stress and build protective buffers for their children. Additionally, as a Plans of Safe Care provider, mothers in Hall County are referred to Wellroot for Plans of Safe Care services that support the well-being of substance-affected infants.

Additionally, Wellroot provides families with parenting information from First Steps Georgia on topics relevant to parent and child health and safety as well as guides containing information on community resources appropriate for expectant parents and children birth to five and their families.

Healthy Families Outcomes

70

reduction in pregnancy complications

95

of children had a caregiver read or sing songs daily

Interested in Making a Referral?

Expectant mothers can be enrolled in the program before giving birth or up to three months after the baby’s arrival. We serve expectant parents and families with children ages birth to three, uninsured or on Medicaid in Hall, Gwinnett, Forsyth and Dawson Counties. Bilingual staff who are fluent in Spanish are available to work with Spanish-speaking families.

If your client is currently enrolled in First Steps Georgia, they might be eligible to enter Healthy Families.