iStock_000024612339SmallBasic Supports

Need help with the basics in life?

    • Healthy Relationship and Marriage Education Training (HRMET) offers free tools online helpful in your continued efforts to develop and maintain healthy couple relationships. To access and print out these new tools, visit http://www.nermen.org/HRMET/tools/index.php
    • New Texting Service for Parents- Calling all parents of 4 & 5 year-olds! It’s time to sign-up for free tips and resources, via three simple texts per week, to help get your little one ready for kindergarten! Thanks to the Georgia Department of Education and Stanford University, Georgia has it’s very own FREE text service for parents. Just text GAready4K to 313131 to join! It’s FREE!
  • Prevent Child Abuse Georgia’s 1-800 CHILDREN Helpline supports families and parents and connects them with appropriate resources in their community. (Spanish/English) The Helpline is not a crisis hotline, nor a function of the Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS), nor a place to report suspected abuse. The Helpline is a safe place for support and discussing options.

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Parents As Advocates

  • Parents, Let Your Voice Be Heard! Join Georgia’s parent Advisory Council and work with the Prevention and Community Support Section (PCS) within the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services to help expand meaningful partnerships between parents and staff throughout the system. PCS is committed to promoting the voices of parents throughout its work to strengthen families and engage communities. Apply Now to Let Your Voice be Heard.
  • What Parents Say About…… Keeping Families Together and Strong Through Prevention and Early Intervention Strategies. The National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds (Alliance) joined with a group of birth parents to produce this issue brief that includes the perspectives of parents with life experiences
    related to the child welfare system and prevention resources.

Child Growth and Development Resources 

There are many resources to help families better understand their young children ages birth through five and help them grow and learn. Here are a few:

    • The ABC’s of Child Development  &  The Child Development Tracker www.pbs.org


    • CDC’s Milestone Tracker app, free and parent-friendly, is designed to trackphone screen of app front and celebrate your young child’s development from ages 2 months through 5 years, see photos and videos that illustrate milestones, try new activities to support your child’s early development, get helpful reminders for appointments, and more! Get information on downloading the app online. The app is available in the App Store and on Google Play.