Healthy Families is a home-visitation program for new
parents needing support and guidance during the exciting
and challenging time of having a new baby. Healthy Families
begins visitation either prenatally or before a child's first birthday.
Visits are offered, on a voluntary basis, at least once
a week. The family creates a Family Plan and works with a
Support Worker to achieve goals. The program lasts up to
the target child's sixth birthday.
Parent Support Groups
Parent Support Groups allow parents to get together to
learn about topics relevant to parents, as well as build a
support system. Topics include child development, proper
parent-child interaction, finances, college, and other
Play Groups-Pending Class
Play Groups offer parents an opportunity to bring their
children to participate in age appropriate activities to
increase parent-child interaction.
Parent Promise offers Parenting Workshops that cover information needed to parent infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. These workshops are taught at the Parent Promise Center, and at local schools and churches.
Links to Community Services
The Parent Promise staff work to make sure that families are aware of and able to utilize any available community resources that will help them meet their goals. We work closely with such agencies as Infant Crisis Center, WIC, TANF, the Housing Authority, and many, many more.
Child Development Screenings
Staff are trained in the Ages and Stages Developmental Screening. This instrument is designed to be used with apparently well children between birth and six years of age and is administered by assessing a child's performance on various age-appropriate tasks.
The Center keeps a variety of items on hand to help families with emergency needs. Items such as diapers, formula, clothing and toys are kept on hand to help families in our program through a difficult time.HOMEHOME