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The blog is a forum for sharing news, opinions and best practices related to maternal and infant health, early child development, healthy families and healthy communities in Delaware.

Help Me Grow: What Happens When You Dial 2-1-1

May 25, 2015

Dialing 2-1-1 is simple, but have you made the call? Maybe you are scared, unsure whether the hotline can help you, or you don’t realize what types of services are available. Sometimes you may dial 2-1-1 and not even know what you are looking for, but you know you need help. After you dial 2-1-1[…..]

Toxic Stress and Childhood Development

April 25, 2014

We all know the feeling. You have a crazy day at work, you get in an argument with a friend, and you lose the car keys. Stress is an inescapable part of life that not only gives you a mental headache, but also causes physical harm to your body. When you feel threatened, your body[…..]

9-Month Development Milestones

April 21, 2014

Can you believe that your baby is only three short months away from their first birthday? The nine-month mark is an exciting time for your baby as they begin to crawl, stand up and form their first words.  While some of the nine-month developmental milestones will build off of the skills that your baby acquired[…..]

Help Me Grow: Four Core COMPONENTS of the Help Me Grow Program

October 2, 2013

 Four Core COMPONENTS of the Help Me Grow Program What makes the Help Me Grow system so effective that it has been replicated in 17 states? The ingredients for success are its four core components, physician outreach, community outreach, a centralized call center, and data collection. These are critical in order for the Help Me[…..]