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Learn more about Hood County for Healthy Children

Focusing on the prevention of child abuse in Hood County

Hood County for Healthy Children

Hood County for Healthy Children boy and girl with sign on learn more pageVision: Hood County is a community where children are safe, secure, healthy and have a strong sense of self-worth.

The problem

Abused children are more likely to have:

Hood County for Healthy Children strategic plan objectives

Taking action

Hood County for Healthy Children coalition members researched and decided to focus on the below promising and evidence-based programs in Hood County that assist parents and other caregivers in healthy parenting skills and nurturing.

Nurturing Parenting® Community Based Education in Nurturing Parenting

Hood County for Healthy Children coalition members are exploring the Community Based Education in Nurturing Parenting program, a series of ten independent 60-90 minute lessons. This evidence-based program provides the means for educating families on the philosophy and skills of Nurturing Parenting. Some topics include praising children and their behavior, building self-worth in children and learning positive ways to deal with stress and anger.

The Period of PURPLE Crying®

The coalition is exploring partnerships to implement the evidence-based Period of PURPLE Crying program. With the goal of preventing shaken baby syndrome, the program trains new parents in the phases and causes of newborn crying and provides ideas for soothing infants.

For more information, contact Marsha Waters, coordinator, Regional Outreach Service, Community Health Outreach, Cook Children’s, 682-885-3069 or Marsha.Waters@cookchildrens.org.