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First Born turns one

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By The Staff

The local First Born Program was created to help families increase their web of support for building strong relationships. A trained pool of professionals work with parents to provide an individualized education plan, materials and resources to increase knowledge on child development.

Kristine Coblentz heralded this effort, which is for first-time families and their newborns. Coblentz championed the program since its Grant County roots blossomed into a four county core of educational centers.

This weekend the program celebrates its first birthday in Los Alamos. The fun will take place on from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Family Strengths Network Resource Center, located at 1990 Diamond Drive.

“We would like to introduce those who haven’t been there to this community resource,” Coblentz said. “We also invited the people who helped us get this program off the ground and running and continue to support us in many ways.”

A party wouldn’t be complete without gifts and the First Born Program will be doing the giving with door prizes compliments of Otowi Station, CB Fox and Hilltop House Spa.

The success of the new program has been done through wonderful collaborations among some heavy hitters including; the Los Alamos Medical Center, the Hospital Auxiliary, New Mexico’s Children, Youth and Families Department, the Northern New Mexico Health Grant Group and the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation.

The services of the First Born program are open to those women expecting for the first time or those in a first time family situation. To learn more,  visit www.firstbronprogram.org or contact Coblentz at 412-8976 or e-mail at first

bornlosalamos@gmail.com.