Buckner HOPES helps children and families in Beaumont, Texas

The first five years of a child's life can impact long-term relationships and decision making. Critical brain development happens from birth to age 5.  

Children are observant. Their little ears hear and little eyes see more than most people realize. Early childhood experiences shape views of life and what is perceived to be normal or unsafe. This serves as a foundation in a child's mind to how they examine new situations and people. When a child is exposed to instability in his family, such as poverty or other life stressors that affect her parents, the child may be challenged during his early childhood brain development. 

Parents don't receive an instruction manual on how to raise children and may feel hesitant to ask for help. Buckner International offers Healthy Outcomes through Prevention and Early Support (HOPES) to families in Southeast Texas. Parents expecting a baby or with a child up to age 5 can take advantage of free assistance through Buckner HOPES. Benefits include:

  • Communication with a parent educator that specializes in early childhood
  • One-on-one appointments to discuss your specific family's needs
  • A customized plan to help children and parents overcome challenges
  • Child developmental assessments for each child

If you are the parent of a young child and would like to learn more about free services through Buckner HOPES, submit this form and someone will contact you.

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