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: