October 21, 2014

Region 2 – Northeast

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Region 2 is comprised of the northeast Missouri counties of Adair, Chariton, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Linn, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Pike, Putnam, Ralls, Randolph, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby and Sullivan.

CHART Teen Task Force, Hannibal
RealCare Baby Prevention Project
Prevention Focus: Primary – Teen Pregnancy Prevention (School Based)
The RealCare Baby Prevention Project strives to reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect by strengthening adolescents’ knowledge of infant needs and parent responsibilities through the use of high-tech infant simulators. Working in partnership with schools, educational programs using the RealCare Babies will be established in seven northeast Missouri counties (Marion, Ralls, Shelby, Monroe, Pike, Lewis, Clark) with the goal of encouraging teens to delay pregnancy and parenting.
For more information:
Sandra Ahlum, M.D., Chairperson
573-231-3107

CHART Teen Task Force, Hannibal
CTF License Plate Marketing Partner
Utilizes funding from sale of the CTF specialty license plate to provide a public awareness campaign in northeast Missouri regarding teen pregnancy prevention.
For more information:
Sandra Ahlum, M.D.
573-231-3107

Child Center, Inc. (The), Wentzville
KIDS’ Rights© Sexual Abuse Prevention Program
Prevention Focus: Primary – School Based Sexual Abuse Prevention Education
The KIDS’ Rights Sexual Abuse Prevention program strengthens the child’s ability to recognize and resist assault and educates adults on their responsibility to protect children from abuse. This is accomplished by presenting first to educators within the school system, then parents and children. Through interactive discussion, videos, role-playing and visual aids, children gain increased knowledge and awareness about sexual abuse and prevention skills. Education regarding on-line safety is presented to older children. The focus for professionals is to teach them their role as a mandated reporter and how to handle disclosures made by children in order to provide the crucial support from the very beginning. Parents are taught the warning signs of abuse, strategies on ways to listen and respond to their child, and how to report abuse and get needed help and support. This program covers the northeast counties of Pike, Marion, Lewis, Clark, Scotland, Schuyler, Knox, Shelby, Monroe and Ralls.
For more information:
Ellen Teller, Executive Director
636-332-0899

Community Child Development Center, Macon
Incredible Families Equal Incredible Children
This project works to prevent child abuse and neglect through parent education and quality early childhood services. Services offered include parent education through group meetings and home visits. Curriculum includes The Incredible Years and Building Strong Families (University of Missouri Extension) and by partnering with local Parents As Teachers’ providers. These programs provide education on child development, demonstrate positive techniques for dealing with childhood behavior, and promote positive behavior with young children.
For more information:
Patricia Knowles, Director
660-395-0134

Great Circle, Columbia
Incredible Years Parenting Program
The Incredible Years (IY) is a video-based parenting education program for parents who have children in early childhood (ages 3-5) and school age (6-12 years). IY has been proven effective both in clinical treatment programs for conduct problems in young children and in community programs for families at increased risk for abuse. IY is designed to be conducted in a group setting with preferably 12-16 participants. Groups meet weekly for fourteen weeks. Topics include learning to play with your child, increasing positive behavior through praise, etc. and include home assignments. Great Circle offers IY groups three times per year and will target parents in Adair County.
For more information:
Julia Adami, Director of Community Based Services
573-819-0614

Lifeline Pregnancy Help Clinic, Kirksville
Teen Parent Lifeline
The Teen Parent Lifeline program is a comprehensive project that reaches out to teenagers who are pregnant or parenting young children. The purpose of the program is to promote positive parenting practices, encourage the continuance of the teen’s education, and to establish a positive family structure with clear goals for the future to ensure the best possible outcomes for the families served. The Nurturing Skills for Teen Parents curriculum will be used. This curriculum is comprehensive, evidence-based and contains individual lessons in 16 different skill areas. The service area includes the northeast Missouri counties of Adair, Knox, Macon, Putnam, Schuyler and Sullivan.
For more information:
Breanne Hunt, Executive Director
660-665-5688

Randolph County Caring Community Partnership, Moberly
Focus on Fatherhood – Responsible Fatherhood Program
This collaborative approach offers a comprehensive fatherhood support program in Randolph and Saline Counties (Region 4) based upon the National Center for Fathering curriculums: Connecting With Your Kids and Quenching the Father Thirst. This program promotes responsible fatherhood through traditional and non-traditional settings such as barbershops, stores and local restaurants by displaying remote Fatherhood Resource Centers that include brochures, flyers, interactive CDs and other materials advocating for the needs of fathers. In addition, fathers will be recruited to take part in a “Dadvisory Group” in which participates plan and evaluate the program, and facilitate training seminars using the two curriculums.
For more information:
Brian K. Williams, Executive Director
660- 263-7173

Randolph County Health Department, Moberly
Safe Sleep for Babies
The Safe Sleep for Babies project is a collaborative effort to provide safe cribs, bedding, fire safety items and home safety education to low-income, at-risk families. Through an initial home visit a safe crib is provided to qualifying families along with safe sleep education. A follow-up visit is provided to ensure that families are following the safe sleep guidelines and to provide additional fire safety items, as well as to foster the relationship between the family and the home visitor.
For more information:
Diana Taylor
660-263-6643 ext. 3020

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