What We Do

Parenting Support

Below is a listing of the programs provided through some of our local partnerships. To see what's available in your area, click the orange "Find Services Near You" icon above.

 

Parents as Teachers (PAT)

A parent educator visits your home and provides guidance and resources to enable you to support your child’s development and school readiness. PAT aims to increase your knowledge of early childhood development and improve parenting practices, provide early detection of developmental delays and health issues, prevent child abuse and neglect, and increase children’s school readiness and school success.

 

Parent-Child Home (PCH)

A parent educator visits the home and works with you to understand and nurture the mental and emotional development of your child. You’re taught parenting skills and how to verbally interact with your child. Home visiting services are provided to you and your 2-3 years old on a twice- weekly basis for a period of two years.

 

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

A book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth until they begin school, regardless of family income.

 

Early Steps to School Success

A trained early childhood educator visits your home at least twice a month to provide high-quality early childhood development services. This program is for pregnant women and their children from birth through age five.

 

Nurse Family Partnership

A registered nurse visits your home to provide parenting, health and child development support beginning during the second trimester of pregnancy and lasting until your child’s second birthday. Your family will receive 64 total visits by a registered nurse over a 2 ½ year period. This program is for first-time, low-income mothers.

 

Incredible Years

A series of group-based interventions for parents, children and teachers that are designed to increase social and emotional fitness and prevent, reduce and treat behavioral and emotional problems in children up to age 12. This program targets parents and teachers working primarily with children ages 3-8, as well as children directly.

 

Raising a Reader

Engages you and your family to develop, practice and maintain a daily routine of book reading with your children. This program helps families foster healthy brain development, parent-child bonding and early literacy skills for school success. The program is targeted towards families with children from birth through age

Strengthening Families Program

An internationally recognized parenting and family strengthening program that focus on parenting skills, children’s social skills and family life skills training. This 14-session program is specifically designed for high-risk and general population families.

 

Triple P-Positive Parenting Program

A system of parenting training programs that are designed for parents of children from birth through 12 years old. The program is targeted for parents of a child with mild behavioral challenges and for families whose children have multiple behavioral challenges that are interfering with the child’s functioning across multiple settings.

 

Nurturing Parenting

Family-based programs developed to help families who have been identified for past child abuse and neglect who are at high risk for reoccurrence. The goal of this program is to increase a parent’s sense of self-worth, personal empowerment, empathy, bonding and attachment, increase the use of alternative strategies to harsh and abusive discipline, increase the parents’ knowledge of age-appropriate developmental expectations and reduce abuse and neglect.

 

Language Environment Analysis (LENA) Home

A home visitation and online parenting program intended for parents of young children to help improve language ability. Children receive 3-months of intensive feedback and support.

 

Healthy Families America

A program designed to support parents who may be experiencing a range of current or past challenges, including single parenthood, low income, a history of maltreatment, substance abuse, mental health concerns or domestic violence. The program is designed as a prevention program where visits can begin before a mom gives birth or within three months of a child’s birth through age five.

 

Parent Child Interaction Therapy

A program for parents of children ages 2-7 who have behavioral challenges like defiance and aggression. The focus of the program is to improve parenting skills to enhance the parent-child relationship and positively impact a child’s social, emotional and behavioral functioning.