Newborn & Parenting

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Development Milestones

Is your child reaching their developmental milestones? Parents or caregivers can use the Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQ) to check a child’s general development. The results help determine if a child’s development is on schedule. Parents or caregivers can also use the Ages and Stages Questionnaire: Social Emotional (ASQ:SE) assessment to check your child’s social emotional development.

Positive Parenting Focus

A child’s healthy early development depends on the health and well being of his/her parents. This focus area considers current parents and future parents. The goals problem solving skills, encompass nurturing attachment, child development, and support.

Parents were asked to participate in a survey March 16, 2013 at Developmental Days at Lakeview. 44 surveys were completed. In 50% of surveys, the cause of the parent’s stress was the child’s behavior, yet responses indicated that parents were knowledgable about child development and were able to cope with their child’s emotions well. Through the results, favored workshops identified include:

  • Child Friendly Meal and Snacks
  • Coping with Emotions
  • How to Get a Child to Behave
  • Parenting Tips

Watch for workshop announcements in the near future!!

Community Nursing Services

Health Information, monitoring, and assessment by a Public Health Nurse is available in the home by request or referral for South Milwaukee residents of all ages. Health information may also be requested over the telephone or by office appointment.

Examples of some of the types of Home Visits provided by the Public Health Nurses include:

  • Well Baby visits to High risk infants and mothers
  • Home Safety Assessments for children and families, and elderly
  • Growth and Development assessment using Ages and Stages Developmental Screening Assessments for children 3 months to 6 years
  • Elderly home visits for wellness checks
  • Environmental/hoarding visits in coordination with other City Departments
  • Visits for follow up on all client referrals from clients themselves, other City Departments such as the Police and Fire Departments, schools, hospitals, and physician offices.

Well Woman Program

The Health Department registers women for the Wisconsin Well Woman Program. This program offers breast and cervical health screenings including a mammogram, for women who are age and income-eligible.