Post-Neonatal Intensive Care Unit developmental follow-up care
Developmentally-Appropriate preschool program designed to meet the specific needs of premature and low birth weight infants and toddlers.
Intervention and Support in the early years to improve long-term outcomes and reduce the risk for life-long disabilities.
Assistance for Pregnant Mothers
and their Families
Counseling with Solution-Focused Therapy
Material Assistance with Diapers & Baby Items
Teen Parenting Assistance Program
LBWDC provides case management, childcare and follow-up services in support of keeping teen parents in school until graduation. The program includes weekly support groups, mentoring and parenting classes. In the last 12 months, 42 teenparents have received services and all have gone on to graduate.
Outreach to 7 Dallas ISD high schools helps ensure teens gain skills needed to stay in school and make responsible decisions. More than 1100 teens have benefited from the Teen Star Program offered as part of the curriculum.
Parent Education Program
The mothers attend skills training classes such as GED, ESL, personal finance, nutrition and computer instruction.
There are also parenting groups, emphasizing family relationships, literacy, and parental social support and case management—including referrals and coordination with other social service agencies.
Mental Health Services
Infant Mental Health: The ability for children to develop physically, cognitively, and socially in a manner which allows them to master the primary emotional tasks of early childhood without serious disruption caused by harmful life events.
Because infants grow in a context of nurturing environments, infant mental health involves the psychological balance of the infant-family system
Low Birth Weight babies and their familes have unique needs.
The Low Birth Weight Development Center is a unique, multi-faceted, comprehensive program designed to meet the complex psychosocial and developmental needs of high-risk, low birth weight infants, birth through three years, and their families.
Families involved at the center share experiences and support each other in learning to cope with the challenges of raising a low birth weight child.
LBWDC is the only agency of its kind in the United States.