New Beginnings Program
Parenting is the most difficult and vital job anyone can have. The Vernon County Health Department offers home visits that are scheduled at times which are convenient for the family. They provide guidance and teaching for clients regarding child development and child care; also provides information and assistance in accessing other community resources needed. An "Ages and Stages Assessment" is done on children birth to 3 years old; this tool is used to help parents learn about the child's developmental milestones. Public Health Nurses will assist with applications for Medical Assistance, if needed. Parent Aide services available.
Another helpful resource for parents may be the Healthy Families Program through Vernon County’s Family and Children’s Center. Support and encouragement are provided through the Healthy Families program to help new parents champion their families and give babies in our communities a brighter beginning. By building confidence, reducing stress, and maximizing the joys of becoming a new mother or father, Healthy Families helps parents and children grow together.
For more information on the Healthy Families Program please visit: https://www.fcconline.org/services/healthy-families-home-visiting/