Great Beginnings

Imagine a world where all parents are supported, nurtured and helped to become the best parents they can be. CALM’s Great Beginnings program serves families and caregivers with children aged 0 – 5 who are most at risk for abuse and neglect, with services aimed toward prevention and early intervention. Trained CALM professionals meet with at-risk parents of young children, even before babies are born. We help parents form strong, healthy attachments with their children, identify sources of support, and learn healthy parenting strategies. Our home visitors assess homes for safety, evaluate children’s development and connect families to resources they need. If there is a developmental delay, it can be addressed and treated early. If a mother is experiencing postpartum depression, she can receive therapeutic support.