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Language Is The Key
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SAFEchild Groups
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Prenatal Support
Postpartum Depression & Anxiety
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Positive Birth Outcomes
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CMARC

Care Management for At-Risk Children (CMARC) [previously CC4C] is designed to help families improve health outcomes of their children birth to 5. You will work with a CMARC Care Manager, who is a Nurse or Social Worker. How often your Care Manager has home visits and how long they work with you will vary based on your child and family needs. Your Care Manager will look at the current and ongoing medical issues for your child and the needs and concerns of your family to set up a plan of care and a schedule for contacts based on your individual family situation. CMARC Care Managers will work closely with your child’s doctor to help you keep medical appointments and follow medical advice. CMARC is offered by Wake County Human Services.

Services Offered:

Resource Linkage

Additional Notes:

HV / 0-5

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HIPPY

Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) is a no cost, 3-year, home-based, early childhood education program for parents with preschool age children. HIPPY’s goal is to help parents prepare their children for success in school and in life. The program serves parents of children ages 3-5 years, who have limited access to transportation, may have limited formal education, and/or may have limited English proficiency.
Home visitors use weekly home visits to empower HIPPY parents to feel confident in their role as the primary teacher to their child. In the visits, parents learn and practice new skills and techniques and then work with their children 15-20 minutes a day, 5 days a week. Parent group meetings are also offered. Group meetings allow parents to come together and share their experiences.

Services Offered:

School Readiness

Additional Notes:

HV / 3-5

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Home Based Head Start

Telamon’s Head Start Home Visiting program provides home visiting for pregnant women and children, birth to five. Home visitors and parents work as partners to reach goals. Staff make home visits with pregnant mothers once a month (up to four visits a month if needed), focusing on prenatal education to prepare mothers for pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum recovery. Staff make 90-minute weekly home visits for infants and children and their work with families is focused on teaching parents to support optimal development for young children and school readiness for older children. As part of the services, your family may receive: developmental screening, ongoing observation and assessment, and curriculum planning, medical, dental, and mental health. Telamon also offers Group Connections, where a group of families come together to socialize and work on child growth and development, parenting, and the parent-child relationship. Prenatal socialization experiences are also offered for pregnant moms.

Services Offered:

Child Development
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Parenting Skills
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School Readiness

Additional Notes:

HV / prenatal-5 Income Required

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Language Is The Key

Language is the Key encourages language and reading skills of preschool-aged children in a weekly parent-child group. Groups run in 10 week sessions throughout the year and are offered in locations across Wake County. Parents learn strategies to support their child’s language development so that they have tools to help their children on the path to reading. Parents do not need to be experts in reading to motivate their children to read and develop creative thought and speech. These weekly sessions follow the Dialogic Reading Model, which includes exchanging age-appropriate books and teaching parents a method of reading and playing with their children that develops their child’s verbal and reading skills in preparation for kindergarten.

Services Offered:

Child Development

Additional Notes:

Group / 0-5 Spanish

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Parents as Teachers

Parents as Teachers (PAT) is a free and voluntary early learning program for parents with children birth to kindergarten age. Certified PAT parent educators will visit you in your home twice a month and can talk about your questions and concerns and give you tips on ways you can help your child learn. Ideas and information are shared on play activities that help you teach your child to be ready for school. PAT Parent Educators can also help you with questions that you may have about parenting. Parent Educators help families understand child development and encourage their children to become enthusiastic learners. Home visiting, group connections, screening, and referral are all part of the program. PAT is a Smart Start funded program offered by Project Enlightenment, Wake County Public School System.

Services Offered:

Behavior Management
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Child Development
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Parenting Skills
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School Readiness

Additional Notes:

HV / prenatal-5 Must enroll by age 3

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SAFEchild Groups

SAFEchild support families and children through their group programs. Families build parenting skills, learn about their child’s development, learn behavior and discipline strategies, and receive peer-to-peer support in a nurturing and welcoming setting. Groups run weekly for 12 weeks and are offered during the day and evening. Childcare is provided while parents meet. If you are referred to SAFEchild Parenting Groups, a staff person will contact you to learn more about your family and match you to a group that fits your needs.

Services Offered:

Behavior Management
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Parenting Skills

Additional Notes:

Group / 0-5

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SecurePath

SecurePath is a comprehensive mental health service for young children in Wake County. Our staff offers mental health assessments, interventions, and therapy for children birth to five years old and their parents who need help with their child’s social or emotional challenges. Typically, clinicians meet with the caregiver(s) and child(ren) weekly at the family’s home to address the concerns that the caregiver has identified. Services are provided in English and Spanish. The SecurePath program is offered by the Lucy Daniels Center.

Services Offered:

Behavior Management

Additional Notes:

HV / 0-5

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Home Based Head Start

Telamon’s Head Start Home Visiting program provides home visiting for pregnant women and children, birth to five. Home visitors and parents work as partners to reach goals. Staff make home visits with pregnant mothers once a month (up to four visits a month if needed), focusing on prenatal education to prepare mothers for pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum recovery. Staff make 90-minute weekly home visits for infants and children and their work with families is focused on teaching parents to support optimal development for young children and school readiness for older children. As part of the services, your family may receive: developmental screening, ongoing observation and assessment, and curriculum planning, medical, dental, and mental health. Telamon also offers Group Connections, where a group of families come together to socialize and work on child growth and development, parenting, and the parent-child relationship. Prenatal socialization experiences are also offered for pregnant moms.

Services Offered:

Parenting Skills
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Prenatal Support

Additional Notes:

HV / prenatal to 5 Income required

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Moms Supporting Moms

Moms Supporting Moms offers a multipronged approach to supporting and guiding expectant and postpartum moms and their families. Participants will choose which services fit their needs the best. A mentoring program pairs participants with trained volunteers who are experienced moms themselves. Mom mentors offer guidance in understanding the baby’s needs, feeding, growth and development. Moms Supporting Moms also offers free group-based, phone and text support for perinatal moms experiencing mental health challenges. A weekly peer-led and judgment-free support group provides a confidential, safe environment for sharing stories, discussing problems and seeking solutions. A clinical diagnosis is not required. The Moms Supporting Moms program is offered by SAFEchild.

Services Offered:

Postpartum Depression & Anxiety
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Postpartum Support
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Prenatal Support

Additional Notes:

HV / Group/ Warm Support Line
Prenatal to 18 months

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Nurse-Family Partnership

Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) is an evidence based intensive home visiting program that serves first time, at risk mothers and their families. The main program goals are to improve your pregnancy outcome, improve your child’s growth and development and to improve your economic self-sufficiency. The program is based on supporting the client as the expert on her own life. NFP is voluntary and works best when the client and the nurse build a collaborative relationship.

Services Offered:

Parenting Skills
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Positive Birth Outcomes
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Prenatal Support

Additional Notes:

HV /
Enrollment by 28 weeks gestation

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Parents as Teachers

Parents as Teachers (PAT) is a free and voluntary early learning program for parents with children birth to kindergarten age. Certified PAT parent educators will visit you in your home twice a month and can talk about your questions and concerns and give you tips on ways you can help your child learn. Ideas and information are shared on play activities that help you teach your child to be ready for school. PAT Parent Educators can also help you with questions that you may have about parenting. Parent Educators help families understand child development and encourage their children to become enthusiastic learners. Home visiting, group connections, screening, and referral are all part of the program. PAT is a Smart Start funded program offered by Project Enlightenment, Wake County Public School System.

Services Offered:

Parenting Skills
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Postpartum Support
,
Prenatal Support

Additional Notes:

HV / prenatal & 0-5

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Care Management for High Risk Pregnancies

Care Management for High-Risk Pregnancies (CMHRP) [previously Pregnancy Care Management] services are focused on healthy, positive outcomes for pregnant women and their children. Care managers are registered nurses or social workers who will work with you and your prenatal care provider to ensure you receive the best possible care while you are pregnant and after you deliver our baby. CMHRP services are available to pregnant women enrolled in North Carolina Medicaid statewide.

Services Offered:

Positive Birth Outcomes
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Prenatal Support

Additional Notes:

HV / Prenatal to 5 weeks postpartum
Medicaid eligible only

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Triangle Area Parenting Support

Triangle Area Parenting Support North Carolina (TAPSNC) offers its virtual Community Based Program for Early Parenting Support (PEPS) to parents in the Triangle, providing participants with emotional support, an inclusive and safe community, and empowerment to grow as they experience challenges with others who understand their perspective. Serving both Spanish- and English-speaking communities, these virtual baby play groups are completely free of cost and also provide participants with crucial resources including diapers, grocery gift cards and books (in participants’ home language). The goal of these groups is to ensure that all families served have the opportunity to develop social support networks while also meeting basic needs. TAPS offers this program to families in Wake County with babies up to 18 months of age. If your child is between 18 months and 2 years, please still inquire about how we can help.

Services Offered:

Parenting Skills
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Postpartum Support

Additional Notes:

Group / Birth to 24 months

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WIC Breastfeeding Support

Learning more about breastfeeding is a great way to help mom prepare for the new baby. WIC offers breastfeeding classes and services that are right for you. Breastfeeding Peer Counselors can make home visits for WIC moms enrolled in the WIC Peer Counselor Service.

Services Offered:

Postpartum Support

Additional Notes:

HV / Prenatal to 12 months / WIC eligible

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