Community Programs & Resources : Families First Network

Parenting Groups

The Families First Network offers 2 evidence-based/best practice, relationship-focused parenting groups, one focused on parents with infants (Baby and Me) and one focused more broadly on parents with young children (Strengthening Families).

Baby & Me Parenting Group

The Baby & Me Parenting Group is a ten week group for parents and their babies, ages birth to 6 months at enrollment. Parents attend with their babies to discuss topics such as attachment, development, nutrition, sleep, and behavior. Families receive free items such as blankets, rattles, and other toys related to the topics discussed and create a scrapbook for their babies. Daytime and evening groups are offered on a weekly basis in English and Spanish to Miami-Dade County residents at various locations throughout the county.

Strengthening Families

The Strengthening Families & Communities Parenting Group is a twelve week group for parents and caregivers of children ages 1 to 7 years.

Group members discuss ways to manage behavior, teach children problem solving skills, and help them identify and express their feelings appropriately. Families can learn ways to build stronger families while helping their children develop. Parents receive topic related items. Daytime and evening groups are offered on a weekly basis in English and Spanish to Miami-Dade County residents at various locations throughout the county.

For additional information on any of the Families First services, please call 305-243-8425.