Health Education and Services for the Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing
Uniquely tailored statewide services
We provide sexual health and family planning services, information and education for Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing communities.
Our program is the only one like it in the state.
Our Health Educators are fluent in ASL and have many years of experience working with Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing people.
They provide information, education and other prevention services to a wide range of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing groups and individuals in the clinic and statewide.
- Family Planning/ Child Spacing Options
- Health Advocacy
- HIV/AIDS Education (see a video in ASL)
- Parents Are Sexuality Educators (P.A.S.E.)
- Pregnancy Prevention/Birth Control Options
- Relationships and Self-Esteem
- Sexual Development & Health for all ages
- Sexually Transmitted Infections/STI’s
These services are free and available to people of any age, gender, sexual orientation, or immigration status. Family Tree Clinic specializes in care for LGBTQ folks.
Childbirth and Parenting Education
Our childbirth education classes are tailored to meet the needs of the DDBHH pregnant person and their chosen companion. We view pregnancy and birth as a normal, natural and joyful event for families. The course will help to prepare you for birth, as it is interactive, personalized and empowering.
You will learn about the process of labor and birth, comfort measures and support tools, and pain coping techniques. We will also discuss breastfeeding, newborn care and postpartum health.
This course will help to prepare you and your partner or labor companion for labor, birth and beyond! In addition to the childbirth education course, participants will also be provided with postpartum support and follow up, as well as in-home visits.
Our in-home visits and parent education are tailored to each family’s unique needs and include preparing home for baby, safety and safety device assessment, health and nutrition, infant care, soothing techniques and more.
Parenting can be both rewarding and challenging, and the focus of our parenting program is to guide parents to do the best they can for their children from birth to 10 years. You will learn about safety, parenting skills, & early childhood development.
Bethany Gehman, M.Ed joined our education staff in August 2018!
Get to know a little bit about Bethany in the video below.