TULSA FAMILY CONNECTS® IS A FREE COMMUNITY-WIDE NURSE HOME VISITING PROGRAM FOR PARENTS OF NEWBORNS
SCHEDULE YOUR FREE IN-HOME NURSE VISIT TODAY!
Criteria for visits:
1.) Tulsa County Resident
2.) Baby must be born at Hillcrest Medical Center
Your nurse will call about a week before your scheduled visit to confirm the appointment. Please give us the following information to help the nurse get in touch with you:
About Tulsa Family Connects®
The Parent Child Center of Tulsa’s vision is that all parents have the knowledge and skills to protect, nurture and provide for their own child. We know that the birth of a child is a significant event in every family. We recognize that every family has different needs surrounding a new birth. We provide a PATHWAY OF HOPE for the future for each family we serve.
We believe that healthy futures begin in the first hours, days, and weeks of life. Tulsa Family Connects® is a FREE program for residents of Tulsa County that provides in-home nurse visits to new parents of babies born at Hillcrest Medical Center regardless of income. Our goals are to promote child and parent well-being in the areas of infant/maternal health, and parenting readiness.
Having a new baby affects many areas of a family’s life. Our Family Connects Registered Nurses are trained to answer all kinds of questions. They are well connected to the Tulsa community and can connect families to services that match their needs and interests.
In some cases, Family Connects® recommends eligible families enroll in long-term programs, such as The Parent Child Center of Tulsa’s Positive Parenting programs. This makes Family Connects® an excellent gateway to more intensive family support services.
The goals of Tulsa Family Connects® are to:
- Connect with every mother – along with the father and other family members – in their home after the birth of a newborn. The nurse home visits are designed to share in the joy of a new baby, assess unique family risks, and respond to immediate needs for support and guidance.
- Offer supportive guidance to families in several factors, responding specifically to questions about newborn care.
- Link families to community services based on their individual needs and preferences.
- Help new parents connect with their infant, providing them with the confidence and support needed to sustain infant and parent health, child development and overall family well-being.
The Family Connects model was developed within the context of the Durham Family Initiative, funded by the Duke Endowment in 2002.
Family Connects Blog
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