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Family Educator Home Visits

Have you ever wondered if your baby/toddler was meeting their milestones of development? Do you have parenting questions or concerns, but don’t want to ask your friend/relative because you are afraid they would think you should know this?

Family Educators at Helping Services for Youth & Families can assist with your questions or concerns. Family Educators cover Allamakee, Clayton, Howard, and Winneshiek Counties. Here is a highlight of one of our Family Educators, Lori Barry: 

My name is Lori Barry; I am a Registered Nurse & Certified Parents as Teachers Educator. I have been a Family Educator for 20 years, assisting families prenatally through age three, in Clayton County.

As a Family Educator, I partner with you using the Parents as Teachers Curriculum, focusing on your child’s healthy growth & development. These appointments take place in the ease and comfort of your home, the information brought to you is personalized to fit your needs, concerns, and hopes (goals) for your family.

The parent & child activity is an important element of the home visit. These activities can promote a boost in child development and strengthen parent & child bonds. In addition, a health history is obtained, vision & hearing screenings and developmental screenings to monitor the child’s milestones.  Parents are their child’s first and most important teacher.

Also, during home visits, we offer information and support on many topics such as breastfeeding, infant/child weights, child passenger safety (child car seats), and help connect families to resources that are available to them.

If you would like more information or have questions contact me at 563.419.0717 or lbarry@helpingservices.org.  

Helping Services for Youth and Families offers home visits in Allamakee, Clayton, Howard, and Winneshiek Counties. If you are interested in a home visit or have questions contact us at 563-387-1720 or helpingservices.org/family.

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