Everyone needs a little help when it comes to parenting a young child. But if a parent is struggling on their own, or if they didn’t have a good role model growing up, they may need a lot of help. Our proven techniques provide parents with the tools they’ll need to confidently raise their child. They’ll even have access to a one-on-one parenting mentor who will help and encourage them to parenting success!
ParentingHelp is a state funded partnership with DePelchin Children’s Center and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services’ HOPES II Project. For qualifying families, we’ll use the Family Connections model to teach families how to reduce factors that could possibly lead to their child being removed from the home, and provide them with parenting skills to strengthen their family.
Nine Core Principles of The Family Connections Model
Community Outreach – We help connect families with supports and resources in the community.
Family Assessment – We conduct a through assessment to determine a family’s strengths and areas needing improvement.
Individualized Intervention – We develop a customized service plan to meet the family’s specific needs.
Helping Alliance – We connect families with a support system for guidance and encouragement.
Empowerment Approaches – Our parenting training provides families with specific tools and methods to be successful.
Strengths Perspective – We acknowledge each child and family’s unique set of strengths and challenges, and engage families as partners in the process.
Cultural Competence – Our proven system allow us to work effectively in cross-cultural situations.
Developmental Appropriateness – We develop a realistic service plan that is built on a family’s current strengths.
Outcome-Driven Service Plans – Each family’s service plan is designed to strengthen their family by taking them from where they are, to where they want to be.
In order to take advantage of these free services, a family must include a primary caregiver who is expecting a child, OR have at least one child between the ages of 0 – 5, AND have at least two of the risk factors listed below.
- Parent / child have difficulty interacting
- Parent/Guardian and/or child experiencing depression / anxiety
- Teen parent
- High level of parent conflict / separation / divorce
- Parent/Guardian views the child’s behavior negatively
- General high stress level
- Parent/Guardian does not have sufficient knowledge and expectations about child development
- Lack of support – social isolation of family / parent / guardian
- Non-traditional family structure – especially a single parent with lack of social support and/or a large number of children in the household
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