New Parents

In addition to Basic Training for New Dads and the Healthy Families & Doula Home Visiting Programs here are some other great resources for new parents or soon to be new parents who are preparing for their journey!


The Period of Purple Crying program was developed by the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome to teach parents to understand and cope with infant crying which is the number one trigger for Shaken Baby Syndrome incidents. We use the Period of Purple Crying video in many of our services. 


Text4baby is a free mobile information service designed to promote healthy birth outcomes and to reduce infant mortality. An educational program of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB), text4baby helps women in having safe and healthy pregnancies by empowering them with information they need to give their babies the best possible start in life. Women who sign up for the service by texting BABY to 511411 (or BEBE for Spanish) will receive free SMS text messages each week, timed to their due date or baby’s date of birth. Set up free appointment reminders, get information about what you can expect through your pregnancy and how to keep yourself and your baby healthy!


Other Resources

Want to learn more about brain development, building resiliency or the impact of toxic stress on young children? Visit our Adverse Childhood Experiences page for loads of resources-from articles to video it is chock full of things for you!


Learn about building strong families and how we are working to build resiliency in children and families.