LFS Centers for Healthy Families promote healthy family behaviors through parent education and support, family and community awareness, and early detection and intervention for improved physical and mental health.
Centers for Healthy Families are available to any families with children five and below. You can visit any of our center locations:
Young Families Incentive Program
Through education and support, this incentive-based program engages parents and children in healthy activities. By participating in these activities, parents earn points to “purchase” new and gently used infant and toddler items at no cost.
Point earning behaviors Include:
- Well-baby check-ups
- Continuing education
- Home visits
- Parenting classes
Additional services include parenting classes, parenting support groups, memory book classes and community referrals.
Behavioral Health Services
For adults, LFS provides mental health and substance use therapy, medication management and crisis response coordination and training with law enforcement officers. For families and children, LFS incorporates evidence-based tools to guide parents and children to well-being through trauma-informed behavioral health therapy for children, individual and group therapy for families impacted by child sexual abuse, and guided Parent-Child Interaction Therapy to coach parents in supportive and constructive parenting techniques.
Nurturing Parenting Program®
Nurturing Parenting Program® classes emphasize the importance of raising children in a warm, trusting and caring household. The philosophy is founded on seven principles:
- Feelings of attachment
- Nurturing oneself
- Gentle touch
- Expressing feelings
- Expectations & self-worth
Structured childcare is provided for all sessions.