Tekla Johnson, Director of SFCC’s First Born program
The First Born® Program (FBP) has its roots in Michigan and was established in l997 in Grant County, New Mexico through a comprehensive community-based collaborative process. The program’s central office is located at Santa Fe Community College in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The Program’s mission is to increase the health and wellness of women pregnant for the first time, families parenting for the first time, and families adopting their first baby. FBP provides mothers, fathers and primary caregivers with education, support and service coordination. FBP is curriculum-based and relationship-centered. FBP was named one of the nation’s 10 most innovative and exemplary prevention programs in 2002 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention and several other collaborating national agencies.
Learn more about the program at https://firstbornprogram.org/