The health and well-being of families has a direct impact on infant mortality and birth outcomes.
Fathers influence the health of infants and their development across the life course but they are often overlooked in early supports and services provided to pregnant and parenting women. A father’s presence helps children build confidence, self-esteem, assertiveness and their voice. His presence also aids scholastic achievement, protects against drug experimentation and teen pregnancy, and positions children to become productive citizens. Fathers can receive comprehensive services from the Responsible Fatherhood Initiative, including case management, peer mentorship, group classes and a variety of community referrals
Healthy Families Jacksonville helps parents provide the safe and stable environments children need for healthy growth and development through a nationally-accredited, evidence-based model.
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