Pregnancy Education for Teens
The Incredible Years
Imagination Library

We Do Listen Foundation

Contact Phone Email/Web Site Program Description

Kandiyohi County Resources and Support Groups

Pregnancy Education for Teens
301 SW Becker Ave, Willmar, MN 56201
Brooke Gabrielson
320-231-7860 ext. 2595

The PET program offers four sessions a year, with each session consisting of a 2 ¼ hour class, for six consecutive weeks. The PET classes consist of the health educator teaching young women and their partners about the physical and emotional changes during pregnancy and preparing them for labor and delivery. Labor management skills that are useful to the couple during the birth process are taught. Breathing exercises, comfort measures, coaching techniques and ways to deal with pain are some of these coping skills included in the curriculum. Other topics covered include caring for the baby, breast and bottle feeding, basic safety for children, what it means to be a parent, the importance of a father’s involvement, and methods to prevent subsequent unplanned pregnancies. Various staff from community agencies present information at the classes in order to assist adolescents in utilizing these services.

Some of these programs and services include support groups, Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE), financial assistance, clothing resources, rights and responsibilities of the pregnant teen and her partner, establishing paternity, child support, domestic abuse, incentive-based parenting training, goal-setting assistance, job training, WIC, social services and public health services.

Pregnancy Education Resources
Kandiyohi Public Health 
Rice Hospital
320-231-7800 Rice Memorial Hospital

Rice Rehabilitation Center
Pregnancy to Parenting Education Series
Rice Memorial Hospital and Kandiyohi County Public Health have put together a three-class series that provides you with important information about pregnancy, delivery, newborns, breastfeeding, and more.
Pregnancy & Postpartum
Rice Rehabilitation Center is now offering specialized assessment and treatment for conditions related to pregnancy and postpartum
The Incredible Years
1234 Kandiyohi Ave SW, Willmar, MN 56201
LaRae Mikkelson
Parent Educator, Willmar Public Schools
320-231-8492 ext 6340 This is an 8-week class to help parents sort out the discipline issues they face with young children and to set the stage for sensitive, nurturing, and competent parenting that fosters positive social behavior in children as well as enhanced self-esteem. This class is team taught with Kandiyohi County Public Health (231-7860) in the English, Spanish, and Somali languages. Classes are also held in New London-Spicer and Atwater.
Imagination Library
PO Box 895, Willmar, MN 56201
Teresa Winzenburg 320-235-1050

Web Site
Imagination Library


Imagination Library is a program of United Way of West Central Minnesota that provides free books to children ages birth to five. Download Brochure 

This is a FREE program families in West Central Minnesota can be a part of.  Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in your child’s name directly to your home.  He’ she can look forward to new and exciting reading adventures from Dollly Parton’s Imagination Library until he/she turns five years old an as long as you remain a resident of West Central Minnesota.  Should the child move outside West Central Minnesota, he/she automatically exits the program.

Designated zip codes of West Central Minnesota include:   55310, 55355, 56201,56209, 56215, 56216, 56222, 56230, 56243, 56246, 56251, 56252, 56253, 56271, 56273, 56277, 56279, 56281, 56282, 56284, 56288, 56289.

For more information or to sign up click here and select the Imagination Library Download Form.

We Do Listen Foundation
Contact Us   We Do Listen Foundation The We Do Listen Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) Non Profit Corporation. Our intention is to enable children to enjoy inner peace and communicate in a more effective way.
We create entertaining, educational books, videos, games and songs to help young children become better listeners, learn important life lessons and feel good about themselves. Children who learn these skills will grow up better informed to resolve conflicts and empowered to change the world.
We are a group of artists, designers, writers, librarians, therapists, counselors, parents and grandparents. We share a vision of a kinder world with more harmony and peace and a better life for everyone to enjoy.
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