Beaumont Children’s Hospital’s award-winning Parenting Program provides support and education to new parents through experienced parent volunteers. Beaumont's award winning new parent support program is a free, one-stop resource that provides extensive support and education to first-time parents through experienced, trained parent volunteers.
Specialized support is also available for:
Earlier discharges and limited family support can add to the stresses of becoming a parent. The Parenting Program offers phone calls, individual contact and parent groups to assist first-time parents in caring for their newborn. The Parenting Program has helped more than 100,000 parents since it began in 1980.
Our volunteers are parents themselves and understand what it’s like to suddenly be caring for a brand-new person. You may participate in all aspects of the new parent support program or only those you feel will be helpful. The Parenting Program provides information and emotional support in individual and group settings. Experienced, trained parent volunteers can answer questions, validate concerns, listen, and refer families as needed.
The Parenting Program offers:
Having a baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) can be stressful. The NICU Parenting Program can introduce you to parents who know how it feels because their babies were in the NICU. They can provide emotional support, suggestions and non-medical information to help you through the experience. The NICU Parenting Program also offers:
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Beaumont Parenting Program Blog
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Contact the Parenting Program
Reach the Parenting Program offices Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at 248-898-3230.
After-hours questions about baby care can also be addressed on our Mother/Baby units at: