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PARENTING ASSISTANCE & RESOURCES: In and Near Butler County, KS
We recommend calling before going to any of these places because dates, times, and availability might have changed. Resources for other needs available at: CommunityGrace.info.

 In Butler County, KS
Baby Calming Classes & techniques (for babies up to 5 months of age) Boot Camp for New Dads, Via Christi Hospital http://www.via-christi.org/new-dads-boot-camp eLearning Childbirth Education, Via Christi Hospital http://www.via-christi.org/childbirth-elearning Happiest Baby on the Block, Via Christi Hospital http://www.via-christi.org/happiest-baby Classes monthly on Tuesday evenings at Robert D. Love Downtown YMCA, Wichita Sample baby calming technique (video) http://videos.kansas.com/vmix_hosted_apps/p/media?id=54626541

Birthline of El Dorado
Web: http://birthline.net/ / 1-800-848-LOVE El Dorado: 226 W Central Ave # 108 / 316-321-7060 Wichita: 339 N. Seneca / 316-265-0134 See website for other locations. Offers maternity and baby clothing up to age two (items have been donated). Provides women of all ages: diapers, formula (to help until the new mother begins receiving assistance from the WIC program), cribs, crib mattresses and sheets, and car seats. Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:30am - 4pm; Saturday, 10am - 1pm Walk-ins welcome. Services are free and confidential.

Breastfeeding Support
Benefits of breastfeeding: http://www.bucoks.com/index.aspx?NID=652 Breastfeeding Tips, BabyCenter: www.babycenter.com/breastfeeding Butler County Health Department  WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor program: call Susan at 316-322-5730.  Breast Pump Program: Hospital grade double sided electric pumps available for rental, for any local mother needing to express her milk; call 316-321-3400. Certified Breastfeeding Educator and monthly support group: Susan B. Allen Hospital; call Tammy Ojeda at 316-321-5121 for more information. El Dorado La Leche League monthly support group meets at Trinity Episcopal Church, led by Michelle Calhoun, 316-321-9400. La Leche League www.lalecheleague.org; telephone support: 1-877-4LALECHE La Leche League of Kansas: http://www.kansaslll.org/breastfeedinghelp.htm

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Butler County Health Department
Web: http://www.bucoks.com/depts/health/health%20dept.htm El Dorado: 206 N. Griffith, Suite B / 316-321-3400 Augusta: 2100 Ohio, Suite B / 316-775-6142 Community Health Clinics: Provided in the health department offices and outlying communities for all ages. Services include: immunizations (influenza, pneumonia & tetanus vaccines); screening for blood pressure, anemia, lead and other health concerns; nutrition, health counseling; etc. Maternal & Infant Project: A preventive program to improve pregnancy outcomes of high risk mothers. Includes nursing assessments & nutritional education for pregnant women.  Healthy Start prenatal care  Kan-Be-Healthy physical assessments: Available for persons up to 21 years of age with a current medical card; day care physicals and school entry physicals (not sports physicals) available for children. (By appointment only.) Women, Infants & Children supplemental food program (WIC) for low-income pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, infants, and children under age 5 who are at nutritional risk. Healthy Start Home Visitor Services For pregnant women and families with babies regardless of financial status or residency During pregnancy: Assists with finding a doctor, good nutrition, how to breastfeed, infant car safety seats, child care planning, stopping behaviors that can hurt a growing baby, financial assistance and insurance, supplemental food, After baby. Answers questions about baby care, breastfeeding, nutrition, health checks, family planning, immunizations, infant development, discipline/setting limits for children, programs that can assist your family.

Parent Helpline, Kansas Children’s Service League (KCSI)
www.KCSL.org 1635 N. Custer, Wichita / 316-942-4261 or 1-877-530-5275 / communications@kcsl.org • 24 hour Parent Helpline: 1-800-CHILDREN (1-800-244-3736) • Services include: counseling, support groups, adoption, ink-home parenting support, etc. • Parent Tip Cards (in English & Spanish):

Pregnancy & Family Resource Centers
Web: http://www.pfrcks.org/index.html Augusta: 415 State / 316-775-9372 / info@PFRCks.org El Dorado: 121 W. Central Ave. / 316-322-0070 Serves Butler County and surrounding areas Services include: maternity & baby supplies in its Baby Store, adoption information and referrals, and emotional, spiritual and physical support. Earn While you Learn program: Parents of children under age 2 can watch videos & complete lesson plans to earn "babybucks" to shop for formula, diapers, and baby clothing and items in its Baby Store.

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 Near Butler County, KS
Gerard House (helps teen moms)
Web: http://www.via-christi.org/body.cfm?id=1577&oTopID=1577 3144 N. Hood, Wichita, KS / 316-832-0777 Service area is statewide; fees are a sliding scale based on income. A residential home for pregnant teens and women ages 12 and older in need, regardless of religious beliefs, race or nationality; residents can stay up to 5 months after child’s birth. Offers on-site Lamaze and parenting classes, tutoring for those still in school, and instruction in basic life skills such as meal preparation and housekeeping, to help the women transition to life outside the home. Healthy Babies / Sedgwick County Health Department Web: http://www.sedgwickcounty.org/healthdept/healthybabies.asp 434 N. Oliver, Wichita / 316-660-7433 / healthybabies@sedgwick.gov Free program for first-time and teen moms. Up to a dozen classes a week offered. For more information or to enroll, call 316-660-7433. Moms who participate earn Baby Bucks to purchase items from the Healthy Babies store. Topics include: Baby care, safe sleep, breastfeeding, car seat safety, baby's growth and learning, relationships, birth spacing, smoking/alcohol cessation, family support services. Download a Healthy Babies Program Informational Flier Read About Being a Healthy Mommy for Your Healthy Baby

Kansas Parent Information Resource Center (KPIC)
http://www.kpirc.org/resources/for/parents Online resources for parents in English & Spanish

Miracles, Inc.
Web: http://wichitamiracles.org/ 1015 E 2nd, Wichita / 316-303-9520 / email: rwmiracles@aol.com Miracles House Residential: 1250 N. Market / 316-264-5900 Miracles Inc. Outpatient Services: 316-263-1317 Substance abuse prevention & treatment program for women & women with children, including residential care, outpatient treatment, and peer-to-peer services. Priority given to pregnant and post-partum women. English & Spanish; office hours: Mon. – Fri., 8am – 5 pm

National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE)
Homelessness Resource Center (HRC), www.serve.org/nche Helpline: 800-308-2145 Practice, policy, and research recommendations to support parents as they stabilize their lives, care for their children, and move out of homelessness. Free access to the electronic text of articles are available at: http://homeless.samhsa.gov/Organization/Parenting-and-Homelessness---FREE-Access-toFull-Articles-403.aspx
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Parenting Classes
Pregnancy Crisis Center / 1040 N. West St., Wichita / 316.945.9400 Web: http://www.pccwichita.org/parenting Classes open to both men and women. Classes include: Childbirth Education, Breast Feeding 101: Mini Class, Money Matters, Doctor Dad, Deliberately Different,, Done with Drama Parenting Pay$: A 6-week class designed to help parents identify their parenting style, and learn key principles for emotion coaching children. Baby items are earned for class attendance and completed homework.

Parent Talk System
Sponsored by Mid-Kansas Community Action Program (Mid-CAP) Web: http://www.mid-capinc.org/CommunityServices/ParentTalk/ Teaches skills for communicating with children that reduces stress and family conflicts, and promotes healthy family relationships. Six weekly classes offered in the evening at Educare Child Care Center, Butler Community College, 901 S Haverhill, El Dorado Cost: $37.50 (limited scholarships available) To register, contact Mid-CAP at 316-452-1326, or ksanchez@mid-capinc.org. Ready. Set. Grow: Raising Health Kids National Association of Pediatric Nurse practitioners (NAPNAP) Web: http://readysetgrowmag.com/

Wesley Family Life Education / Wesley Medical Center Web: http://wesleymc.com/service/birthcare-classes-family-life-education/ For information and to enroll: 316-962-2290 Classes include: Calming Your [Newborn] Baby, Potty Time, Caring for Your Baby, Dad’s Class, Having Fun with Your Toddler, Sleepy Time, Babysitting for Beginners.

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