Resource Library and Referral
Our lending library covers topics such as pregnancy and childbirth, lactation, child development, parenting, multiples, adoption, yoga, and nutrition. The library also provides information on local resources and community offerings. No fee to utilize, simply stop by the Peacock Family Center at 305 N. Madison Avenue, Suite C.
Counseling for Pregnancy and Postpartum Depression
Counseling includes screening, resource referral, and support. Individual and couples consultation is provided by appointment. Paperwork for out-of-network reimbursement is available, and financial support from DSHS is accepted.
Because of the rapid changes in the early years of childhood, the American Academy of Pediatrics and others recommend that infants and young children be screened on a regular and periodic basis, where a professional works with parents and caregivers to celebrate developmental gains and watch for any delays. Developmental screening is an opportunity to think closely about your child’s development, share your unique observation of your child, and learn about developmental stages. If your child attends the Peacock Family Center, discuss this opportunity with staff for developmental screening and monitoring of children 12 months through five years old, using the Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQ-3 and ASQ-SE, social emotional).
This evening educational series for families is designed to foster community and provide information on topics of general interest such as developmental stages in childhood, comparative educational models, parenting, nutrition, self-care, greening your family life, and more. To learn more about our upcoming educational evenings, visit our Workshops page.
In-Home Lactation Consulting
In partnership with Bainbridge Lactation Services, we offer individualized lactation support during the early weeks for preventing and managing common concerns such as poor latch, inadequate milk transfer or supply, nipple or breast pain, calming a fussy baby, breastfeeding in challenging situations (e.g., for twins or triplets or premature infants), milk expression and storage, and strategies for breastfeeding after returning to work.
Kitsap HOPE Circle
Help Overcoming Postpartum Emotional Challenges co-sponsored by Postpartum Support International of WA and Peacock Family Services.
Emotional changes and challenges during pregnancy and the postpartum period are common. Moms can experience a range of emotions from feeling isolated, lonely, and overwhelmed to experiencing anxiety and depression after baby arrives. These challenges can affect the whole family. We believe women should not have to go through this alone. It can help to share in a safe, supportive group environment. This group is for any mom experiencing any kind of emotional or adjustment challenges during pregnancy or postpartum, adoption, or fostering (up to 12 months post birth) including: stress, exhaustion, feeling isolated or lonely, anxiety, or depression. Babies up to 12 months are welcomed at our meetings, or they can be left at home with a caregiver if a break would be nice. Suggested donation: $10.
Facilitator: Crystal Gurney, Birth Doula & Certified MotherWoman Facilitator
For More Information: Call Crystal at (360) 990-8901 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.