Public Health News!
Schenectady County Receives Grant to Protect Your Child By Preventing Lead Poisoning
Do you live in the 12303, 12304, 12307 or 12308 zip codes?
Do you have children under the age of 6 in the house, or are you pregnant?
If so, Schenectady County’s Lead-Safe Neighborhoods Program can help. Schenectady County received a grant to provide FREE lead inspections to any homes with young children in these zip codes. You can be a renter or a homeowner to qualify.
Lead in the home can lead to lead poisoning in young children who are exposed, which can lead to developmental delays. Protect your children and get your home tested for lead for FREE!
Call Lisa at 386-2818 for more information, to find out if you qualify, and to schedule an inspection.
Healthy Schenectady Families: A Proven Success!
Healthy Schenectady Families, the County’s Healthy Family New York (HFNY) home visiting program, promotes the use of positive parenting skills that support and encourage children’s cognitive and social development across developmental stages. HFNY recently released the results from a controlled trial that tested HFNY programs in preventing child maltreatment and promoting the child’s development. The study showed that compared to mothers in the control group, mothers assigned to the HFNY group were more likely to endorse appropriate limit setting strategies (Age 2), be observed using par-enting strategies that stimulated the child’s cognitive skills (Age 3), and report using non-violent discipline strategies (Age 7). These parenting competencies may contribute to the early school successes realized by children who participated in HFNY.
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