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Parent Infant

The Parent Centre’s Parent Infant Programme consists of a Parent Infant Home Visiting Project and 0-5 Counselling.

1. Parent Infant Home Visiting Project

Parent Infant Home Visiting Project provides information and support to pregnant women during and after birth to encourage positive parent and infant attachment.

What does it involve?

  • 5 ante-natal and 15 post-natal home visits to pregnant women who are at high risk for ante-natal, post-natal depression, child neglect, abuse and abandonment.
  • Early parenting talks at Maternity and Obstetric Units (MOU)

Where do we work?

  • Khayelitsha (Town 2, Makaza, Nkanini and Kuyasa)
  • Nyanga (Rooms and Informal Settlement)
  • Gugulethu (Barcelona, Europe, Vukuzenzele and a little of front section of KTC)
  • Phillipi (Woodbay, Squatter area, Brownsfarm, Sweethome, School Site and Siyahlala)
  • Hanover Park
  • Mitchell’s Plain
  • Imizamo Yethu
  • Hangberg
  • Retreat
  • Seawinds

2. 0-5 Counselling

The first 1000 days of a baby’s life shapes their future. 0-5 years (First 1000 Days) Counselling is a specialised counselling service for all parents with their infants and toddlers.

What is the First 1000 Days?

The period from conception until a child’s 2nd birthday offers a unique window of opportunity to shape healthier and more prosperous futures.