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.
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.
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.
Prevention & Aftercare Services
This program offers both linkages/referrals and case management. Families from the community that are eligible to receive case management are those who are in need of more intense services in parenting, behavior, basic needs support or special needs service navigation. The delivery of Prevention and Aftercare Services is designed to strengthen family resilience and nurture the development of healthy behaviors.