Parent Chat Session: Self-Care is Important

From Live Healthy DeKalb:

Dealing with COVID, a long summer and virtual learning? Join the parent chat session and receive support, information and self-care items.

For more information and to register, contact Teresa Wright-Johnson at (770) 568-0572.

DeKalb County Offering Free Baby Café 

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The DeKalb County Board of Health has partnered with Reaching our Sisters Everywhere, Inc. (ROSE) to improve coordinated breastfeeding support services by opening a Baby Café. 

The Baby Café is a national network of community-based, drop-in breastfeeding support sites offering on-going, high-quality lactation care at no cost. It’s a free resource for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers to get support and to share experiences with other moms. 

In response to COVID-19 social distancing requirements, the ROSE baby café will be held online until further notice.

The café offers:

  • Free education and support, such as advice on baby latching, positioning, and returning to work.
  • Discussions led by lactation support providers.
  • A welcoming environment.
  • A safe place to ask questions and have an open discussion.

 

ROSE was provided a license to operate the Baby Café through a grant supported by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). Pregnant and new moms learn how to properly breastfeed with access to trained lactation support providers, including Breastfeeding Peer Counselors, Certified Lactation Counselors and International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants.

 The Baby Café is online every Monday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Families must pre-register to participate by visiting http://www.breastfeedingrose.org/rosebabycafe/.

 For more information about the Baby Café, call 404-508-7847 or email dekalb.ocdp@dph.ga.gov.

 

Parenting Through the Trauma of a Pandemic – Virtual Town Hall

Trauma-Informed Virtual Townhall Meeting FlyerFrom the DeKalb County Board of Health:

You are invited to attend “Parenting through the Trauma of a Pandemic,” the DeKalb County School District virtual trauma-informed townhall meeting. This forum will provide parents and guardians with expert advice, supportive dialogue, coping tools, and external resources for navigating daily through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Parents from City Schools of Decatur are welcome to attend.

Dates:  August 4th and August 11th

Time:  6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Location:Microsoft Teams

Registration is required. Register at https://bit.ly/ParentingThroughTrauma1.

Save on Fresh Produce at the Fall Harvest Festival

Fall Harvest Festival Flyer

Attention Walkers: Join Us For a Meet and Greet

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Decatur Active Living is working with the Live Healthy DeKalb Physical Activity Action Team and would love to have all of you walkers or those interested in starting walking groups join us for this meet and greet.

  • Meet other walkers
  • Get information on walking groups in the county
  • Sample some nutritious “treats”
  • The first 50 people to arrive will receive  a special gift!

Please RSVP to livehealthydekalb@gmail.com or 404-508.7847.

We hope to see you there!

Mark your calenders for November 1 – we will be hosting a community walk at Arabia Mountain. Time TBD.