What is Healthy Families Rappahannock Area?
Healthy Families offers a variety
of opportunities that support and educate expectant and new parents.
Having a baby is an exciting
and scary time for all parents. Healthy Families can make the transition
to parenthood a little less overwhelming. If you have any questions
ranging from "Where do I find a playgroup in our area?" to "When does my
baby need to get his/her immunizations?" Healthy Families can be the link
you're looking for.
Who Can Be a Part of Healthy Families Rappahannock Area?
Healthy Families is available
to all first time parents who live in the City of Fredericksburg, and the
Counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania, and Stafford.
Can Healthy Families Offer You?
We Can Also Help You Learn To:
Free written materials of interest
to expectant and new parents.
Free information about local resources
and services available to expectant and new parents.
Someone to talk to about you interests
and concerns related to you pregnancy or baby.
Information about parenting classes
in your community.
Information about playgroups in
Books and videos just for parents
on the Parent Shelf at your local library.
A web site that contains connections
to a wide variety of sites related to parenting, and with regularly updated
information about local happenings for parents.
A newsletter that provides valuable
information on the baby's first year of life.
Home visiting by a trained worker
who visits regularly and supports your efforts as a parent.
Does the Program Work With You?
Care for yourself and your baby.
Know what to expect as your baby
Encourage learning and growing
in your baby.
Recognize ways your baby uses
to communicate with you.
Know when it's time to take your
baby to the doctor.
Soothe and calm a fussy bably.
Provide a warm, nurturing, and
safe home for your family.
You will decide. If you
are interested in any of the opportunities listed above, you can contact
Healthy Families directly or ask your Health Care provider for more information.
Much Will it Cost?
Nothing. Healthy Families
is free of charge to all families in the Fredericksburg Area.
Do You Reach Healthy Families?
Call us at (540) 899-4217
you would like more information about the program, community resources,
or parenting information.
Healthy Families is an
collaboration with participation
from Caroline, King George,
Stafford, and Spotsylvania
Counties, and the City of
is Rappahannock Area Community
Healthy Families Rappahannock
2217 Princess Anne St.,