Putting Families First

Putting Families First

By Mary Margaret Fouse-Bishop, Nurse Supervisor, Jefferson County Public Health After having my first child, I remember feeling a lot of emotions: joy and amazement of bringing a human being into the world, fear of caring for a baby, anxiety about child care needs, guilt about going back to work, and thinking “HOW AM I […]

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Routine Care Is Essential — Now More than Ever!

COVID-19 has changed many things. But one thing has stayed the same—children still need their check-ups. Jefferson County families have been doing their part by staying home as much as possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Getting well-child care is not only safe but essential to your child’s health. It’s more important than ever […]

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Stay at Home, Play at Home: List of the BEST Free Learning Resources

  COVID-19 has upended the daily routines of just about everyone – no one more so than families with young children. With no clear end to “safer at home” orders in sight, we could all use some new ideas for entertaining restless little ones. Between caring for children, homeschooling, and keeping up with our own […]

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Many Different Kinds of “Special Needs”

The term “special needs” covers a broad range of diagnoses – from those that will resolve quickly to others that will impact a child for life.  It’s important that parents understand the different types of special needs – medical, behavioral, learning, developmental – so that we can support our children effectively, work in partnership with […]

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Even Superheroes Need Support

By: Mary Margaret Fouse-Bishop, RN, BSN Supervisor-Jefferson County Public Health HCP Program Someone once said, “Parenting is the hardest job you will ever have.” As a parent or caregiver, you know there is truth to that statement! All kids are unique and no two are just alike. Parenting a child with different abilities in a […]

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