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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.

2-1-1 Help Me Grow: Communicating Wants and Needs

November 20, 2013

If your baby is hungry or their diaper is wet, they will cry to get your attention. Over time, they learn to listen and understand your words, and begin to form words of their own.  Communication is not only verbal; it is physical as well. Eye contact and motions can often indicate if your child[…..]

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[…..]

2-1-1 Help Me Grow

September 25, 2013

As a parent, you have the ability to observe the development of your child every step of the way. All children’s development varies slightly, but sometimes you might notice physical, emotional or behavioral development that just doesn’t seem right for their age. That’s where the Delaware 2-1-1 Help Me Grow comes in. 2-1-1 Help Me[…..]