Wee Care

Wee Care

WEE CARE

The Wee Care program by LifeSteps focuses on pregnant women and teens, and postpartum women and teens who have children between the ages of birth and 18 months. Wee Care’s main goal is to provide helpful services and resources to pregnant and postpartum women as they navigate their path to parenthood. Because parenting can be a difficult task for new, future, and even current mothers, we want to be there to help in any way we can! LifeSteps does all of this in order to prevent the substance use among pregnant and parenting mothers.

Interested in attending one of our classes?  Call 512-869-2571 to save a seat!

 

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WEE Care Brochure      

Wee Care/PADRE Austin Classes Flyer (North)

Wee Care Flyer – Georgetown

Wee Care Flyer (Spanish)

Wee Care Referral Form                                                                                                            

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Class locations: GeorgetownRound Rock , Austin, & Waco

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Bluebonnet Trails Classes (Round Rock) location:                           Austin Location (St. John’s Community Center): 

1009 North Georgetown Street, Round Rock, TX 78664                                  7500 Blessing Ave, Austin, TX 787

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St. John's Front Entrance

St. John’s Front Entrance

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are many risk factors which can contribute to the development or worsening of a substance use disorder, such as:

  • teen pregnancy (including females through age 19);
  • current or past involvement with the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) or other child protective services agency (CPS);
  • current or past use/abuse of, or dependence on, alcohol and/or drugs;
  • current or past family violence toward you or your children;
  • current or past mental health problems, especially perinatal mood disorders;
  • living in a household with a person who abuses alcohol or drugs;
  • current or past history of sexual, emotional or physical abuse;
  • insufficient, late (third trimester) or no prenatal care; and/or
  • financial distress.

If any of these risk factors are pregnant in a woman’s life, she may qualify for our program. Wee Care believes that it is very important to help pregnant and postpartum women decrease the number of risk factors in their lives.  Research shows that the more positive support a woman has in her life, the less likely she will be to become involved in harmful drugs and alcohol!   

How We Can Help 

weecareThe Wee Care staff understands that being a parent can be hard, which is why we want to teach you ways to manage this task more efficiently. All our services are free and include ongoing case management, education about pregnancy and parenting, fun bonding activities for you and your child, resources, and more.

Case Management

Case management will have you working closely with one of the trained Wee Care staff members in order to determine your needs and help you meet those needs. Together, you will develop a plan that addresses the specific needs of you and your child. Through continued scheduled visits, either in person or on the phone, you and your caseworker will determine if you can benefit from any of the following:

  • Educational and parenting groups;
  • Health care referrals;
  • Accessing community resources;
  • Crisis counseling; and/or
  • Other parenting Resources.

Participants in the Wee Care program may attend parenting and educational groups at no charge. We use the Nurturing Parenting curriculum, which is an evidence-based program.

Bonding Activities

As a participant in WEE Care, you will be invited to join in activities that support and encourage bonding with your child in a fun, drug-free environment.

Location and Transportation

As a parent, we understand that you have your hands full. That’s why we strive to make our services easy to reach. Your Wee Care case manager will try to meet you at locations and times convenient for you. Local community centers, clinics, and partnered agencies that are close to your home can be considered for use. Home visits are available by necessity.

Additionally, bus vouchers will be available where applicable.

 
Questions?  Contact us at:
P: 512-869-2571
F: 512-869-1667
Email:  weecare@lifestepscouncil.org  
Lisa Wallace, Program Director
Lisa_Wallace@LifeStepsCouncil.org
 

PPI/PADRE McLennan county as members of the Healthy Babies Coalition have  March of Dimes to promote the “Go Before You Show” Campaign. Go Before You Show is the March of Dimes campaign to promote early prenatal care stressing the importance of seeing a healthcare provider within the first 3 months of pregnancy. Early prenatal care is healthy for mom & baby!

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Helpful Resources:

www.motherisk.org

A Healthier Start: Addressing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Opioid Misuse during Pregnancy

From birth to 5 years, your child should reach milestones in how he plays, learns, speaks, acts and moves

 

 

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