Healthy Beginnings for Your Baby is a six-part series of classes provided for pregnant women or parents of infants. It is offered through LSU AgCenter Cooperative ExtensionofficesAcross Louisiana.
Targeted to participants in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, the Healthy Beginnings educational effort is designed to increase the potential for future success for low-income mothers and their infants. It aims to strengthen parents’ understanding and skills in areas that are important not only for their personal success but also the future success of their young children.
Skills stressed in the Healthy Beginnings program include improved decision-making skills, constructive coping skills and positive parenting skills. Participants learn about and develop those skills through a variety of educational sessions, such as:
Goals of the Healthy Beginnings for Your Baby project are for pregnant women and parents of young children to:
*The Healthy Beginnings program is targeted to pregnant women and parents of children under the age of one applying for or receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families funds.
This project is partially funded by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services.
For more information, contact your nearest LSU AgCenter office.
The LSU AgCenter is a statewide campus of the LSU System and provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. Louisiana State University is an equal opportunity/access university.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture