A strong family foundation helps create a stronger, better community. Healthy Families Polk is here to support that foundation.
Healthy Families is a voluntary, home visitation program designed to promote and enhance the healthy development of children and families. The program promotes positive parenting and works to reduce poor childhood outcomes, including abuse and neglect.
The program offers outreach services designed to build trusting relationships, promote positive parenting, enhance maternal-infant bonding and attachment, enhance the child's physical, emotional, and educational development, and enhance parent-child interaction. Assistance also is provided to participating families in the use of available community services and resources.
Healthy Families offers positive parenting classes for parents, expectant parents and caregivers.