Dinner and conversation with Durham Connects
Posted on 09.11.2017, Monday

This Wednesday, September 13, Durham Connects is hosting a dinner and community conversation for parents with children 12-18 months old. This event will start at 6:00pm at Welcome Baby Family Resource Center, located at 721 Foster Street.

Durham Connects provides in-home nurse visits free of charge to all parents of newborns in Durham County. Registered nurses always provide a weight and health check for baby and make sure the mother is recovering well from childbirth, but they also provide support in other ways and connect families with newborns to resources in the community. Some families may benefit from breastfeeding assistance, child care selection help, finding financial resources, parenting classes, help identifying and coping with postpartum depression, dealing with social isolation or new family dynamics, and many other issues.

Durham Connects is interested in adding another component to the program to connect with families again when children are between 12-18 months old in order to offer support during the transition from infancy to toddlerhood. They are currently seeking feedback from parents about ideas for this type of visit, so please spread the word!

What to expect during the community conversation:

  • Attendees will receive dinner AND a $20 Target gift card
  • Parents will share their opinions about what support and information they would like to receive in a 12-18 month toddler home visit
  • The conversation will last for 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • They will record the conversation but will keep your identity anonymous

Click here to download a flyer to share. To register or if you have any questions, please contact Krysta at 919.613.4574 or krysta.gougler-reeves@duke.edu.

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