Buckner HOPES helps children and families in Longview, Texas
Did you know the first 5 years of a child's life is critical for successful brain development?
Children are sponges. They soak up everything they see, hear, and experience. This establishes the foundation for how they begin to understand the world and relationships as they grow and mature. When a child experiences instability in her family, such as poverty or other stressors that impact her parents, the child may be challenged during her early childhood brain development, which may affect her later in life.
Parenting is hard even without extra life stressors. But when a family is going through challenges, it's OK to ask for help. Buckner International offers Healthy Outcomes through Prevention and Early Support (HOPES) to families in Gregg, Rusk, Upshur and Harrison counties. Parents who are expecting a baby or have a child up to age 5 can benefit from free assistance through Buckner HOPES. Some of the advantages of services include:
- Access to a parent educator that specializes in early childhood
- One-on-one sessions to discuss your specific family challenges
- A customized plan to help parents and child(ren) to be successful
- Child developmental assessments
If you are the parent of a young child and would like to learn more about free services through Buckner HOPES, please fill out this simple form so someone may contact you.