Life Management Center is proud to offer the Healthy Families Positive Parenting Program in Bay County. Healthy Families Florida (HFF) is a nationally accredited, community based, voluntary home visitation program that is proven to prevent child abuse and neglect and other poor childhood outcomes by promoting positive parent-child relationships and child health and development. Families are also linked to a medical provider and other family support services they need during their participation in HFF.
HFF is based on a set of research-based critical program elements and standards of the Healthy Families America model. Healthy Families Florida offers services prenatally or at the birth of a baby to families who are voluntarily assessed as needing Healthy Families services using the validated Healthy Families Florida Assessment Tool (HFFAT).
Services can last for up to five years depending on the needs of the family. In addition to being pregnant or having just given birth, the family must reside in the targeted zip code area where services are provided and score 13 or above on the HFFAT. Families who have an open child protection case at the time of assessment are not eligible for Healthy Families Florida.
For more information about the Healthy Families Bay program, please contact Cathy Harcus at 850.522.4485, ext. 1600. or [email protected].
To learn more about this statewide program, visit the Healthy Families Florida website.