Attendees received educational information about various parenting topics during the four-hour event. Dr. David Bliss discussed the duties of a father, the Maytown fire department provided information about home fire protection, Dr. Angela Maggard discussed post-partum depression, Dr. Joanna Sestiesteban discussed problems with substance abuse during pregnancy, and Randy Jarrell, with the Floyd County Health Department, teamed up with Jean Rosenberg to give a thorough instruction on car seat safety.
“Everyone needs good parenting information - accurate and factual information,” said Theresa Scott, county extension agent for family and consumer sciences. “We're trying to give them as much information as we can during the presentations and then out here, [the Mountain Arts Center lobby] where all our community partners have made information available.”
Community partners provided free gifts to the parents and informational publications on various parenting topics.
The Cooperative Extension Service teamed up in sponsorship of the event with community partners at the Christian Appalachian Project, East Kentucky Childcare Coalition, Floyd County Health Department, Floyd County School's Family Resource and Youth Service Centers, Mountain Comprehensive Care, Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Prestonsburg Housing Authority, and Southeast Kentucky AHEC. Contributions were also made by several other area businesses.
Attendees received door prizes, including a rocking chair donated by Mountain Comprehensive Care.