Investment in programs that provide in-home support to parents with very young children to educate them on how to create a nurturing and safe environment, build positive relationships, and prepare the child for kindergarten.
BT helps families create a positive environment where children are safe and parents serve as positive role models and nurturers who provide for their family’s personal/material needs. BT has been serving youth and families in their homes since 1989. Family Consultants work to safely prevent children from being placed outside of their homes. Consultants are available 24/7 and work with families to manage and prevent crisis, build on family strengths, improve parenting skills, and identify community resources/supports to break the cycles of poverty, abuse and neglect. This service offers unique features that promote stability and well-being and provide a cognitive-behavioral, strength-based, and solution-focused approach.
This program provides home visits by registered nurses (RN), social workers and parent coaches/family support workers to vulnerable women, children, and young families. Referrals to VNA community home visit programs come from collaborating partners, health care providers, child welfare agencies or self-referral. An array of voluntary programs target specific populations and/or geographic areas, utilizing evidence-based models or the evidenced-based curriculum Growing Great Kids™.
Beginning in 1991, FAMILY, Inc. is the longest serving early childhood home visitation program in Pottawattamie County. FAMILY serves parents and children, from prenatal to school entry, utilizing the Parents as Teachers (PAT) model. Through education and empowerment the program assists parents in becoming their child's first and most influential teacher. Trained parent educators provide home visits, group connections, and a resource network to support families through the most critical years of their child’s development. These services are administered in homes, shelters, and community settings.
The Centers for Healthy Families®, with site locations in Pottawattamie County, North Omaha and outreach/off-site services in Douglas County through home visitation, are safe havens that provide early intervention and prevention programs for at-risk and highly-stressed parents and caregivers of children under age five. Programming is focused on breaking cycles of poverty, child abuse and neglect, guiding families to self-sufficiency and helping families provide for the overall health and well-being of their prenatal to preschool-age children. The ultimate goal is to build strong families so that children may succeed in the classroom and in life.