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Parenting
Parenting is the most rewarding and challenging task you will ever undertake. You will experience unspeakable joy as a parent, but sometimes parenting can bring the most confident, competent adult to their knees. Fortunately, there are some wonderful resources available online. We provide a few of them here. If you have more to suggest, please contact us at 305-293-8424. FKHSC is not endorsing the services of any program in this list; we are merely sharing resources.

Click here to go to the American Association of Pediatrics' web site.  There you will find lots of information, resources, tools and tips about your children, from conception through age 18.

 

La Asociación Americana de Pediatría ofrece un sitio de Internet en español.  Aquí,  encontrará información sobre variados temas, recursos, herramientas y consejos para asistir a sus hijos, desde la concepción hasta los 18 años.

Through Florida KidCare, the state of Florida offers health insurance for children from birth through age 18, even if one or both parents are working.  Click here to visit their web site for more information or to apply online, or click below to download an application for the program.

Contact Legal Services of Greater Miami if you answer YES to any of the following questions.

• Have your child's Medicaid benefits or services been denied, reduced, or terminated?
• Is your child's iBudget allocation lower than the current cost plan, forcing a reduction in services?
• Is your child having difficulty learning and earning good grades?
• Does your child have attention or behavior problems in school that interfere with his or her learning?
• Are you concerned that the school should be doing more to assist your child?

For FREE HELP with special education, social security disability, Medicaid, iBudget and other health-related legal issues, contact Legal Services of Greater Miami at 877-715-7464 or 305-567-0080.  Or click here to visit their web site.

Hear 4 Kidz, Inc./Hear 4 U, Inc. is a private audiology/hearing health care practice in Homestead and Hialeah, with hours once a month in their Key West office.  Their mission is to provide exceptional hearing health care to all KIDZ of South Florida, both the very young and the mature alike and to work collaboratively with other community health care professionals to meet the health care needs of those they serve.

MCNA Dental (Managed Care of North America) is a leading dental benefit management company committed to providing high quality services to state agencies and managed care organizations for their Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and Medicare members. MCNA serves approximately 3 million children and adults including some of the most vulnerable members in society with the singular mission of improving their general health by ensuring quality dental care.  Click here to visit their web site.

The ACT (Adults and Children Together) Raising Safe Kids program is a national, family violence prevention program developed by the American Psychological Association (APA) in consultation with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAYEC).  

This FREE program is offered in Tavernier at the office of Community Health Ministries in the Upper Keys, 92330 Overseas Hwy Suite 2 (next to Chad's Deli).  It meets for 9 weeks, every Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 pm.  The classes are open to parents, caregivers, and grandparents, and attendance at all 9 weeks in important.  

More details about the program can be found here.  For more information about upcoming classes in Tavernier, contact Pam Feeser at 305-852-1612 or via email.

Traveling with children can be fun, but it can also be challenging.  We have put together a list of resources that you might find help to use.  Visit our Traveling with Children page for more information.  

Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition Inc