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Erica commented on New Parents Health Training

Khourin,

Thank you for your feedback and questions! As far as your question regarding not having access to web-based sessions, that is why I would initially have the trainings in person in a community center for those who maybe do not have internet access, and if they did have computer access and missed a session, then they could have access to it. If they do not have transportation or perhaps do have other mobility issues, but are still interested, there could very much be a home visit, or even a phone call that would cover everything that went on in the training. If individuals would be interested in car pooling for those who do not have transportation, maybe there could be a social media page for the trainings that provide basic information about the sessions, what guests and professionals there may be, as well as an outlet for the parents to communicate with other parents to set up potential car pooling. Social media could also provide a way for parents to communicate about the trainings outside of the actual sessions themselves.
Since, ideally, these would be held at a church, community center, or a school, I would love for there to be a designated area for children so that parents would not need to pay for daycare, since some parents may not have the ability to find someone to watch their child.

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Erica commented on New Parents Health Training

Thank you so much!

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Erica commented on New Parents Health Training

Thank you for being interested in this idea! I understand your concern! I definitely would not want the parents to feel that they are being taught how to raise their children. I just want these trainings to be able to help parents find ways to feel less stressed and anxious by having conversations with others, whether it be professionals or other parents. Parents should know that these are ways that work for others and not everything will necessarily work for them; they have to find what fits them. These trainings will be more of a way for parents to just openly express concerns and find possible answers for those concerns they may have in an open and knowledgeable environment that could potentially benefit them in the long run.