Spotlight on Positive Parenting
Healthcare Ministries (MHM) in San Antonio, Texas sponsors
an ambitious program that served 400 families during 2000.
As a licensed affiliate of MELD, MHM implements that national
program with a variety of groups that meet in support sessions
San Antonio MELD groups serve Young Moms, Young Dads and Growing
Families. Members of each of those groups meet separately.
The MELD model helps them provide appropriate support and
information to the target populations.
groups meet weekly and share dinner with each other and family
members. Child care is provided during the sessions with developmental
activities that are age appropriate.
program is flexible enough to allow discussion of current
concerns during the group session. Trained peer leaders facilitate
these very successful groups. Participants are asked to sign
up for two years and report that the strong support element
and the response to their concerns is what keeps them coming
program is free to participants. For more information about
this program, contact Gary Urdiales [email protected]
or Jesus Sanchez [email protected]
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