DOULAS IMPROVE PREGNANCY OUTCOMES FOR BLACK BIRTHERS

April 11-17, 2022 is Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW). This year, the City of Columbia declared April 11 as Black Doula Day! Research shows that Black birthers have the worst outcomes among the pregnant and postpartum populations. To support Black birthers in our community and improve their outcomes and experiences, we are sharing information on …

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International Fathers’ Mental Health Day

Dads, First Chance is here for you. To raise awareness for International Fathers’ Mental Health Day, First Chance for Children has created a mini-kit just for dads! You’ll find tips, articles, resources, and gifts just for dads including a small notebook, pen, hand lotion, and cool dad stickers. To learn how to get a Dads …

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Five Quick Mindfulness Tips

Have you heard of mindfulness?  Put simply, practicing mindfulness means focusing on what you are sensing and feeling in the moment without interpretation or judgement. It’s a great tool that can help children and adults in many ways, including: strengthening self control, lower anxiety and stress, increasing positive moods, better decision making, improved self regulation, …

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Self Care during COVID-19

Self-care is important, but what does is it really mean for parents of young children, especially in this new and scary time of coronavirus and social distancing?

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Tiny Habits to Reduce Stress

A recent book I read, Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg, offered up another helpful strategy to reduce stress — create tiny habits. Fogg’s research of habit-setting has shown that successes in starting tiny habits can lead to lasting, long-term change.