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Healthy Families Program

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Healthy Families within the Talbot County Health Department is an evidenced-based, accredited prevention and early intervention program that promotes health and development starting at the most effective time: expectant parents and parents with new babies under three months of age. This is a free program. 

The ages from birth to five are critical for a person’s lifelong success. Ensuring healthy brain development during this time is critical. Early prenatal care, positive parent-child communication, a nurturing, safe environment, positive discipline, and early learning opportunities can all positively affect a child’s healthy brain development.

Highly trained Family Support Workers (FSWs) deliver long-term home visiting services to support families facing challenges. Healthy Families offers strength-based, trusting, voluntary long-term partnerships between FSWs and parents, from as early as the first trimester of pregnancy until the child reaches age 5 or starts school. 

Our FSWs provide consistent positive support for families. In addition, the program teaches parents a research-based, interactive child development curriculum, assesses and screens children for healthy development, provides referrals, monitors immunizations and early health care, and supports the development of family independence through goal setting and accomplishment.

Contact

For more information on Healthy Families Talbot, to see if you qualify, or to make a referral to the program, please contact our Family Support Workers at (410) 819-5604.

Healthy Families America

Healthy Families America is the signature home visiting program of Prevent Child Abuse America, the nation’s oldest and largest organization dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect. The Health Department’s program is an affiliate of Healthy Families America. To learn more about their mission and results, please visit the link below.