H.O.P.E. (Helping Ourselves Parent Effectively) is a 7-week program designed to help expectant mothers and fathers prepare for the care of their newborn, as well as for parents with preschoolers. The H.O.P.E. classes are offered four times a year: The first class will be on a Monday evening from 6:15 PM – 8:30 PM. The remaining course will be offered online. Call (513) 753-HELP to be placed on the Sign-Up List. There is no cost involved.
Participants have the opportunity to earn while they learn. Graduates of the program choose between a new crib or a new infant car-seat and also receive a bountiful layette of brand new baby items from the Center’s H.O.P.E. Boutique. Parents of preschoolers are able to earn a brand new five-point car seat that will accommodate a child from infancy up to 40 pounds OR a booster car seat. Other items may also be available for parents of preschoolers that complete the program.
The first parenting class will offer baby basics, the remaining class modules may include:
- Keeping Your Unborn Baby Healthy
- Baby Basics – Caring for a Newborn
- SIDS Education
- Prevention of SBS
- Anger Management
- Car Seat Safety
- Infant CPR
- Preparing Your Child for School
- Loving Discipline
- Effects of Parental Behavior in Children
- Providing Nutritious Meals & Snacks on a Budget
- Financial Life Skills introduction