Mom Afraid of Losing Custody Accepts Help from 1st Five
An infant in Dallas County was referred to 1st Five for family stress. The infant's mother was wary of "the system" as she perceived it, but because the referral came from her child's pediatrician, with whom she had a trusting relationship, she was willing to follow through with 1st Five. The 1st Five care coordinator was able to refer the family to various financial resources as well as counseling through the Family Safety, Risk and Permanency team at Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa. The care coordinator also worked with the mother to help alleviate her fears of the Juvenile Court system and worked with the Department of Human Services to coordinate other services for this family.