Antelope Valley Prevention Services
Black Infant Health
Within a culturally affirming environment and honoring the unique history of African-American women, the Black Infant Health Program aims to help women have healthy babies. Participants learn proven strategies to reduce stress and develop life skills. This is accomplished through a group-based approach with complementary case management. Weekly group sessions help women build social support, access their strengths, make positive choices and set health-promoting goals. Visit the Black Infant Health page to learn more and sign up.
The Best Start initiative is First 5 LA’s signature investment for partnering with community members — parents, residents and local organizations — to spark new, empowering and innovative approaches that improve the lives of children prenatal to age 5. With research revealing that families do better when they live in strong, supportive communities, Best Start provides the opportunity for parents, residents, organizations, non-profits, elected officials and other stakeholders to collaboratively improve neighborhoods so that young children can thrive and enter kindergarten ready to succeed in school and life. Check out upcoming events here.
Family Enrichment Program
The goal of the Family Enrichment Program is to advance the development and kindergarten readiness of children 0-3 years of age while developing parents’/caregivers’ education and abilities as their child’s first teacher by: 1) providing a high quality parent/caregiver and child learning environment; 2) improving the development of children; and 3) improving parenting skills, knowledge of child and brain development, building social connections of parents/caregivers. Program offers bi-weekly classes for parents and children to support and strengthen families. Click here for more information or to sign up.
Healthy Families America
Families are referred to the Healthy Families America Home Visitation program through a community referral and/or outreach. Eligible participants must be pregnant or within three months of having given birth, screen positive for risk factors and have a positive Parent Survey assessment. The program offers weekly home visits that include a variety of support based on a family’s needs: child development, focused support on enhancing bonding and attachment by reading baby cues, depression screenings, developmental screenings, family / parent goal planning, referrals to community resources.
For more information or to sign up, complete our inquiry form.
Healthy Start is an early intervention program that prepares children and families for future success. Through prenatal and postpartum educational classes, support groups for fathers, community linkages, and direct referrals to the Mama’s Neighborhood program, we ensure that families are equipped to raise happy, healthy children.