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The Family Center Warmline
Tantrums? Potty Training? Sleepless Nights? Discipline Questions?
Maybe just someone to talk to?
Call The Family Center Warmline 262-338-9461
The Family Center Resource Library
The Family Center offers a welcoming lending library which is filled with children’s books, videos,
and DVDs. There is also a section for parents and caregivers offering a wide range of parenting books and DVDs. We offer educational backpacks for parents and children to do together. Each one has a different theme, such as Colors & Shapes, Dinosaurs, etc., and contains items such as books, puzzles, games toys, DVDs. In addition, participants may also check out Discovery bags which contain a book, a song sheet, and a craft (including supplies). Items may be checked out for two weeks.
Family Assistance Numbers-
Washington County Human Services Departments:
Acute Care/Crisis Intervention 262-365-6565
Aging & Disability Resource Center 262-335-4497
Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse 262-335-4583
Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline 262-335-4888
Children & Family Services/BadgerCare 262-335-4610
Energy Assistance 262-335-4677
Financial Assistance Programs 888-446-1239
Mental Health Services 262-335-4545
Washington County Toll Free 800-616-0446
WIC (Women, Infants & Children) 262-335-4466
Albrecht Free Clinic 262-334-8339
Friends of Abused Families 262-334-7298
Full Shelf Food Pantry 262-335-0685
Housing Support Hotline 262-334-4912
Workforce Development 262-335-5300
Breastfeeding Coalition 262-335-4741
Grandparent Support Group
Please contact Kathy for infomation on dates and times.
Location: Family Center
This support group is offered to any grandparents to come together to share experiences with one another while providing support and encouragement as they face the rewards and challenges of raising or caring for a grandchild. Some meetings may also include guest speakers.
For more information please contact Kathy, 262-338-9461, Kathy@wcfamilycenter.org
On the Spectrum: A support group for parents of children on the Autism spectrum
4th Thursday of the month, 6:30 pm,
Location: Family Center
This group has been former to help educate and support all who attend, with many meetings including guest speakers. Come and join us and become part of a positive autism experience within our community. Many of these discussions would apply to anyone with special needs, so anyone would truly be welcome, not just families dealing with ASD.
For more information please contact: NIkki Busalacchi, 262-353-2335, firstname.lastname@example.org
Children’s Hospital -First, they must learn to be healthy. That's what Children's Wisconsin's e-learning programs are all about. Guided by the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model, Children's e-learning programs are a proven, engaging, and fun way for kids to learn.
Also available in Spanish. American Academy of Pediatrics site, The AAP Parenting Website.
https://www.zerotothree.org/early-development Early Development & Well-Being. The first three years of life are a period of incredible growth in all areas of a baby’s development. Learn how the earliest relationships with caregivers can promote healthy brain development, how young children build social and emotional skills, and ways you can support language and literacy development starting from birth.
https://parenting-ed.org/for-parents Parenting Handouts – Center for Effective Parenting (CEP) handouts that have been written on a variety of topics (available in English and Spanish).
http://csefel.vanderbilt.edu/resources/family.html Center on the Emotional Foundations for Early Learning-Resources: Family Tools
https://www.sesamestreet.org/ Website in both English and Spanish, resources for both families and care givers.
https://www.123magic.com/parenting-tips.html Free blog and parenting tips