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Resources in the Area Helping with Parenting Pressures

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SALISBURY, Md.- After a Salisbury teen was charged with murder following the death of her 4-month-old baby Tuesday, we're taking a look at resources for young parents in the area.

 

Sometimes the responsibilities of being a new mother or father can be overwhelming. However, there are plenty of programs that are free and are available to those who think that the pressure of parenting is becoming too much.

 

The Lower Shore Child Care Resource Center and Mental Health Consultation Program provides services to families through training, assistance, and outreach. Young moms can contact them to help them find information on child care.

 

They direct them to a call center, Locate, which is supported by Maryland Family Network. It helps parents with their individualized needs for child care.

 

"Sometimes when someone, especially a young person, has a child they don't really know where to turn or who to get advice from. Sometimes it's not real easy to locate child care where they live. Here in Salisbury, there are plenty of centers and family providers that are of high quality," Resource Center Program Director Leslie Sinclair said.

 

She also said there are resources parents can turn to that will get out of them house and meeting other folks.

 

"Play groups are out there for moms who might need to get out of the house with their baby. And you would see how deal with certain situations. Talk to somebody you might even find somebody that would be your new best friend. Somebody who can answer the questions that you can't ask anyone else or don't really know what to ask," Sinclair said.

 

There are programs at the Library in Somerset County that include lap time, story time and read-a-longs.

 

Play Pals is a playgroup for children birth to 3-years-old focusing on music, art, and reading.

 

Another place children who may need support can go is Light at Asbury United Methodist Church.

 

Mental Health Consultation Program Coordinator, Latrice Grey, said that parents can work with children to get through fussy behavior.

"For young children we use things like bubbles, pin wheels and visual props to hlep them realize oh this is what I should be doing at this time," Grey said.


They stress the important of parents taking care of themselves, as well as giving advice to sleep while the baby is sleeping.


"Just to get out so you're not home all the time and you're not looking at four walls going what am I doing how do I do this? Get yourself a little umbrella stroller and take your baby outside because everyone needs some vitamin D," Sinclair said.

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