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Parent Infant Home Visiting Project provides information and support to pregnant women during and after the birth of their baby to encourage positive parent and infant attachment.

The Programme Conducts 5 ante-natal and 10 post-natal home visits to pregnant women who are at high risk for ante-natal, post-natal depression, child neglect, abuse and abandonment. The programme also includes Early Parenting Talks at Maternity and Obstetric Units (MOU) which serve such women. The primary objective of the home visits is to establish a supportive relationship with the mothers before and after the delivery and providing a safety net that helps secure the best possible chances for the ‘at risk’ mother to be successful in establishing a positive attachment to her infant in the critical time around the delivery.

The Home Visiting Project is implemented in communities characterised by unemployment; poverty; violence; family fragmentation; substance abuse; increasing rates of HIV/AIDS – communities in which children are highly at risk of neglect.

Abuse Communities include: Khayelitsha (Town 2, Makaza, Nkanini and Kuyasa); Nyanga (Rooms and Informal Settlement); Gugulethu (Barcelona, Europe, Vukuzenzele and a little of front section of KTC); Phillipi (Woodbay, Squatter area, Brownsfarm, Sweethome, School Site and Siyahlala); Hanover Park; Mitchell’s Plain; Imizamo Yethu; Hangberg; Retreat and Seawinds.

Mom’s Circle Groups

Social and Informative mornings for Mom and Baby. These mornings offers the opportunity to engage a variety of specialists in the field of baby wellness from Occupational Therapists to Audiologists and more. This baby- friendly space offers mom the opportunity to network with other moms, professionals and our kind staff who are always available to offer their hands, hearts and ears to those who may require them.

Zero – 5 Counselling

Zero – Five years counselling is a Specialised Counselling Service for parents with their Infants and Toddlers. Counselling helps parents understand the difficulties they experience in raising their infant or toddler, and also to explore alternative ways of managing the problem and to promote knowledge and awareness of infant mental health.

The service is for any parent family member or caregiver with an infant or toddler who:

Contact us on 021 762 0116 or email marketing@theparentcentre.org.za for further information.

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