The mission of First Steps is to provide universal support services for all expectant

parents and for all families with children ages birth to five. First Steps Georgia provides

families with parenting information on topics relevant to parent and child health and

safety, to parenting children birth to 5 years of age, and a guide containing information

on community resources appropriate for expectant parents and children birth to five and

their families.

First Steps services also include providing referrals to relevant resources and age-appropriate information in at least the following categories:

• Maternal Health

• Newborn/Child Health

• Home and Child Safety

• Community and Family Safety

• School Readiness

• Family Economic Self-sufficiency

Prevent Child Abuse Henry’s First Steps Program uses trained volunteers to offer emotional support, current parenting information, and referrals to community resources to parents that deliver at Piedmont Henry Hospital.  Each family receives information on a variety of subjects including SIDS, breastfeeding, child development, postpartum depression, infant safety and many more.    In addition they receive a community resource guide.  The initial visit is at the hospital after delivery.  First Steps also offers follow up during the baby’s first month.  During this time we provide additional support, answer questions and give additional referrals to community resources as needed.  We currently serve over 1000 families each year

For more information, please contact Robin Jones, First Steps Henry Coordinator at robin@preventchildabusehc.org.