Healthy Beginnings for Your Baby

Courtney Pitts  |  6/12/2015 1:59:40 AM

Healthy Beginnings for your baby

Raising a child is a big responsibility. It’s also one of the most important things you may do in your life.

Giving your baby a good beginning is important in helping him or her mature and properly develop in later years. You can learn ways to take care of your baby and improve your parenting skills with the Healthy Beginnings for Your Baby program through the LSU AgCenter.

Healthy Beginnings for Your Baby is a six-part series of classes offered to pregnant women or parents of infants. Targeted to participants in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, Healthy Beginnings classes are designed to help mothers and their infants prepare for success in the future. It aims to strengthen parents’ understanding of the important skills they need for personal success and success for their children.

The Healthy Beginnings program is provided by the LSU AgCenter in 39 parishes across the state. For information about the program, contact the LSU AgCenter agent listed below for your parish.

For additional information on similar parenting programs and the Strategies to Empower People (STEP) program, visit the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) website at www.dcfs.la.gov .


Parish

Agent

Telephone

Acadia

Bobbie Mitchell

337-291-7090

Allen

Sallye Dugas

337-639-4376

Ascension

Cynthia Clifton

985-497-3261

Assumption

Cynthia Clifton

985-497-3261

Beauregard

Sallye Dugas

337-639-4376

Bossier

Glynda Brown

318-226-6805

Caddo

Glynda Brown

318-226-6805

Caldwell

Donna Wilkins

318-323-2251

Claiborne

Glynda Brown

318-226-6805

East Baton Rouge

Mary Jarreau

225-638-5533

Franklin

Saundra Raines

318-435-7551

Iberia

Jurita Jimmerson

337-369-4441

Iberville

Mary Jarreau

225-638-5533

Jackson

Donna Wilkins

318-323-2251

Jefferson

Erroll Lewis

504-658-2900

Lafayette

Bobbie Mitchell

337-291-7090

Lincoln

Cathy Judd

318-251-5134

Madison

Saundra Raines

318-435-7551

Natchitoches

Shannan Chevallier

318-357-2224

Orleans

Erroll Lewis

504-658-2900

Ouachita

Donna Wilkins

318-323-2251

Plaquemines

Erroll Lewis

504-658-2900

Pointe Coupee

Mary Jarreau

225-638-5533

Red River

Shannan Chevallier

318-357-2224

Richland

Donna Wilkins

318-323-2251

Sabine

Shannan Chevallier

318-357-2224

St. Charles

Erroll Lewis

504-658-2900

St. John

Cynthia Clifton

985-497-3261

St. Landry

Mary Jarreau

225-638-5533

St. Martin

Bobbie Mitchell

337-291-7090

St. Mary

Jurita Jimmerson

337-369-4441

Tensas

Saundra Raines

318-435-7551

Terrebonne

Erroll Lewis

504-658-2900

Union

Donna Wilkins

318-323-2251

Vermillion

Bobbie Mitchell

337-291-7090

Vernon

Sallye Dugas

337-639-4376

Webster

Glynda Brown

318-226-6805

West Baton Rouge

Mary Jarreau

225-638-5533

Winn

Shannan Chevallier

318-357-2224



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