Program provides parents with education and skills training in healthy communication, child rearing techniques, family budgeting and household maintenance, offered in either a group or home-based setting. An emergency assistance component provides one-time emergency financial support if needed. One of the goals of the program is to help stop the generational cycles of child abuse in the community by serving families who primarily live in public housing sites.
A 24-session home visitation program facilitated by the Children's Home Society that provides in-home and group parenting program services promoting family preservation. Coaches conduct home visits for families with children ages birth-17 and engage participants to create a safe, supportive home environment, build nurturing parenting skills and increase parental knowledge. The program also offers additional services by linking families with community resources and educates them on how to navigate care systems.
The Children's Home Society Healthy Families Miami-Dade home visiting parenting program promotes positive parent-child relationships, and optimal child health and development in the south area of the county. Expectant families enroll in the program prenatally and up to within two weeks of birth, and continue to participate for up to 3 to 5 years. The program uses an evidence-based guide that meets national standards established by Prevent Child America/Healthy Families America and provides additional services through a network of partnerships with community providers.
FANM Family Empowerment Parenting Program, a community-based and culturally sensitive program for Haitian and immigrant families, provides effective education and support to encourage the healthy growth and development of parents and children. The program offers fun ways to improve communication, develop support systems and establish family rules. Through home visitation and workshops, positive parenting and self-nurturing is reinforced in both parents and children in the participants’ native language. Additionally, the program tackles ways to address their feelings of frustration around parenting expectations that differ from those they experienced in their native land. The 16-week program is administered year-round.
This evidence-based Nurturing Parenting Program (NPP) for Miami-Dade County families who have or care for a child up to 11 years of age follows a psycho-educational model of family engagement done through home visits and/or group parenting education. Its purpose is to help families learn more nurturing ways of being a family and is structured with a culturally-sensitive curriculum that promotes positive parenting attitudes and behaviors; appropriate expectations of children’s behaviors; empathy; non-violent behavior management; appropriate family roles; and support of children’s power and independence. The program's experiential activities, parent homework, and family time for structured parent/child interactions, nurtures empathy; strengthens attachment; fosters effective communication; increases parental knowledge of child development; and empowers parents. Meals are served at these evening groups and child care is provided.