Babies don’t come with a “how to” manual.

For new parents, bringing home an infant is a joyful, but scary time. How do you know what to do? How do you keep it safe? How do you make sure you don’t “break the baby”? What about when your baby develops their personality, opinions, and own force of will (and let you know it)? How do you communicate effectively? How do you put your foot without getting in a screaming match with your toddler OR teen? How do you keep your child safe through all stages and phases of life?

All parents ask these questions. And sometimes, you just need help to find the answers.

Advocates for Children’s has programming is designed to support families and children from birth to age 16. The programs are free and open to parents and caregivers in the community. The programs provide simple and practical strategies to navigate the unknown waters of parenthood. Here are 3 services to help with parenting:

First Steps 

The First Steps program utilizes trained parent educators to provide support, parenting information, referrals, and services to new mothers. Educators initially visit new moms at Cartersville Medical Center, maintaining contact with the parent for the next three months.

Parents as Teachers (PAT)

The PAT program is a two-year program serving families with children from prenatal through age three. The program uses physical, social and emotional screenings and activity-centered lessons to positively impact child development.

Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)

The Triple-P program is open to families with children 16 years old and younger. This curriculum provides parents with skills, strategies and confidence to create a positive, nurturing environment that will allow the family to grow together.


Advocates for Children’s Hope in Your Home program offers a variety of services & curricula designed to assist parents as they face new challenges as their child develops. 

You don’t have to figure it out on your own; we are here to help.  Want to learn more?  Contact us at