Therapeutic Daycare- Early Head Start
Early Head Start (EHS) of LBWDC is a federally funded community-based program for low-income families with infants and toddlers and pregnant women. Its mission is to promote healthy prenatal outcomes for pregnant women, to enhance the development of very young children, and to promote healthy family functioning. Early Head Start is a child development program for low-income families that supports the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language development of each child. Parenting education and the support of a positive parent-child relationship are critical to this cornerstone.
Teen Parenting Assistance
LBWDC provides various services to help teenage parents through Teen Parenting Assistance Program. The services include;
-Quality, no-cost childcare for infants and toddlers while their teen mom is in school
-Weekly child nutrition and parenting classes for teen parents
-Outreach and life skills groups in DISD schools an area private schools-
-Support groups and counseling; Tutoring if needed in order to remain in school and graduate
-Follow up with school to track graduation progress
-Teen Star Program for Young Parents (both male and female)
-Anger and Stress Management
-Case Management; Individual therapy
-Literacy – GED, ESL and computer skills
-Love and Logic Parenting.
Mental Health Services
LBWDC offers Mental Health Services that addresses the ability for children to develop physically, cognitively, and socially in a manner which allows them to master the primary emotional tasks of early childhood without serious disruption caused by harmful life events. Infant Mental Health involves Adolescent Parenting; Alcohol and Other Drugs; Assessment for Family Law Issues, including Child Abuse and Custody Assessment; Diagnostic and Clinical Issues; Attachment Studies and Clinical Disorders; Autistic Spectrum and Disorders; Caregiving Contexts; Cross Cultural Studies and Issues; Emotion Regulation and Disorders of Temperament; Evaluating Parent Infant Psychotherapy; Prematurity and High Risk Infants; Preventive Intervention and Community Context; and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.
Parenting and Adult Education
The Parenting & Adult Education Program of LBWDC addresses the needs of the whole family and better health outcomes for the infant. The program is designed to help parents become independent of the government assistance system, obtain the skills needed to obtain employment and have the income to provide proper nutrition, support and medical care for their children.
- English as a Second Language
- GED Preparation
- Computer Classes
- Financial Readiness
-Job Skills and Search