Healthy Fam­i­lies Mid-Shore writes Char­ac­ter Counts procla­ma­tion

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CEN­TRE­VILLE — Shelly NealEd­wards, pro­gram di­rec­tor for Healthy Fam­i­lies Mid-Shore, told the Queen Anne’s County com­mis­sion­ers prior to the read­ing of the procla­ma­tion on Tues­day, July 26, about the Healthy Fam­i­lies MidShore pro­gram. She said through the health de­part­ments in Queen Anne’s, Kent, Caro­line and Talbot coun­ties, the pro­gram serves fam­i­lies that are ex­pect­ing a child or who have re­cently had one.

Through home vis­its, such as Alexis Har­ri­son does for the pro­gram, fam­i­lies in the pro­gram will be pro­vided with es­sen­tial par­ent­ing skills, in­for­ma­tion, com­mu­nity re­sources, child devel­op­ment screen­ings “to pre­vent any kind of out­comes that might be detri­men­tal in ad­di­tion to giv­ing them in­for­ma­tion as new par­ents,” Neal-Ed­wards said.

Fam­i­lies can be in the pro­gram un­til their child is 5 years old.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit the Queen Anne’s County Health Depart­ment’s web­site at www.dhmh.mar yland. gov and search “Healthy Fam­i­lies Mid-Shore.”

PHOTO BY MIKE DAVIS

From left, Char­ac­ter Counts co­or­di­na­tor Elaine But­ler, pro­gram di­rec­tor for Healthy Fam­i­lies Mid-Shore Shelly Neal-Ed­wards, home vis­i­tor Alexis Har­ri­son, Lolita Mered­ith and mother Astrid Noguera dis­play the Char­ac­ter Counts Pil­lar of the Month for July.

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