September 25, 2016

Region 6 – Southwest


Region 6 is comprised of the southwest Missouri counties of Barry, Barton, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Douglas, Greene, Hickory, Howell, Jasper, Laclede, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Ozark, Polk, St. Clair, Stone, Taney, Texas, Vernon, Webster and Wright.

 

 

 

Alliance of Southwest Missouri (The), Joplin
Child Parent Relationship Training
Prevention Focus: Secondary – Parent Education
Child Parent Relationship Training (CPRT) is a 10-week, evidence-informed parenting course that teaches parents how to use play therapy skills to help children who experience social, emotional and behavioral problems. The main intention of CPRT is to build stronger and healthier families in order to prevent family violence and behavioral discord thereby reducing the risk of child abuse and neglect. Class topics include regaining control as a parent, effective disciplining, understanding a child’s emotional needs and communicating more effectively with children. Service are includes Barton, Jasper, McDonald and Newton counties.
For more information:
Nancy Corley, Director of Child & Family Well Being
417-782-9899

Alliance of Southwest Missouri (The), Joplin
CTF License Plate Marketing Partner
The Alliance of Southwest Missouri utilizes funds from sale of the CTF prevent child abuse license plate in Jasper, McDonald and Newton counties to support  Child-Parent Relationship Training, a research based 10-week parenting course.  Additional funds are used to support Stewards of Children training which addresses child sexual abuse prevention.
For more information:
Kari Clements, Executive Director
417- 782-9899

Alliance of Southwest Missouri (The), Joplin
McCo Project CARE CBCAP
McCo Project CARE – Collaboration AND Resources for Empowerment is a program of the McDonald County Coalition and part of the federally funded Community Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) program.  The program is designed to strengthen families with young children by providing coordinated wrap-around family-centered services and support that promotes the safety and well-being of children and reduces parent stress. A community network coordinator works with the larger provider community network in building capacity, organizing and delivering services to families in an integrated, strength-based and comprehensive way. Each eligible family works with a lead agency and the overall provider network to develop and implement a family road map for achieving their stated goal(s). The comprehensive system of care includes family assessment of resources and needs, linkage to a medical home and necessary wrap-around (flexible) services. This project serves families in McDonald County Missouri including the municipalities of Anderson, Noel and Pineville.
For more information:
Lacey Matney, McCo Project CARE Coordinator
(417)475-7881

Barceda Families, Greenfield
CTF License Plate Marketing Partner
Utilizes funds from sale of the CTF specialty license plate in Barton, Cedar, Dade, Dallas, Hickory and Polk counties to provide prenatal education through home visits to expectant mothers in their second trimester, host parent education classes, and provide essential items on a case by case basis to ensure the safety and well being of children.
For more information:
Jamie Hillman, Executive Director
417-681-0065

Children’s Haven of Southwest Missouri, Joplin
Crisis Nursery Services
Children’s Haven provides physical and emotional refuge for children whose families are experiencing a crisis.  Services are provided 24 hours a day/seven days a week and are available free of charge to any family in southwest Missouri.  In addition to providing temporary crisis care to children and youth in a safe setting, parents are provided information on community resources to help them resolve their crisis.  Service area includes Barry, Barton, Jasper, Newton, McDonald and other southwest Missouri counties.
For more information:
Stephanie Theis, Executive Director
417-782-4453

Community Partnership of the Ozarks, Springfield
Parent Cafés – Springfield
Prevention Focus: Primary – Parent Cafés
Parent Cafés – Springfield will provide opportunities in Greene County for families with children prenatal to age 18 to gain support, connections, and strength within their own families in the company of other families in similar circumstances. Opportunities to participate in the cafés will be both general and targeted, with special attention to young families with children 0-5, families with children with special needs, parents participating in Parents As Teachers, families utilizing Isabel’s House Crisis Nursery services and families with children in Title 1 elementary schools. Parent Cafés are an adaptation of the World Café process and encourages deep self-reflection and peer-to-peer learning in a small group setting while specifically promoting the Strengthening Families Framework Protective Factors.
For more information:
Dana Carroll
417-888-2020

El Dorado Springs R-2 Parents As Teachers, El Dorado Springs
Building Community, Building Hope with PAT
Prevention Focus: Primary – Parent Education
Discretionary Grant
The El Dorado Springs Parents As Teachers (PAT) program will enhance services by providing group learning opportunities in order to provide additional parent education and build social connections among families served. Activities will focus on the Strengthening Families™ Protective Factors and activities will focus on such subjects as positive discipline, infant massage, preparing nutritious, low-cost meals and brain development, among others. The PAT program will also expand its lending library to further enhance resources available to families. Services area is Cedar County.
For more information:
Lynn McClaughry
417-876-4177

Great Circle, Branson West
Growing Healthy Families
Growing Healthy Families serves families in Stone and Taney counties in southwest Missouri and is part of the federally funded Community Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) program. Through a community-based collaborative service delivery model via the Healthy Families Taskforce, Growing Healthy Families is a family-centered and prevention focused program designed to strengthen families with young children by providing coordinated wrap-around family-centered services and support that promotes the safety and well-being of children. The program delivers health, support and social services to families in order to improve overall outcomes, reduce costs, promote family empowerment, child and youth development, and ultimately reduce the risks or incidence of child abuse and neglect.  A community network coordinator works with the larger provider network of agencies, organizations, businesses, churches, and other local entities in building capacity, organizing and delivering services to families in an integrated, strength-based and comprehensive way.  Each eligible family works with a lead agency and the overall provider network to develop and implement a family road map for achieving their stated goal(s).
For more information:
Kimberly King, Program Coordinator
417-338-9399

Healthy Families Task Force Stone and Taney Counties, Forsyth
CTF License Plate Marketing Partner
Utilizes funds from sale of the CTF specialty prevent child abuse license plate to support child health, health literacy, family and safety issues in Stone and Taney Counties. Services include conducting community health and wellness workshops, car seat safety training, and car seat safety checks. Training is provided for teen moms and child care providers and safe sleep and crib safety is addressed.
For more information:
Nellie Lamers, Family Financial Education Specialist
417-546-4431

Isabel’s House, Springfield
Client Long-Term Sustainability Project
For families who access Isabel’s House crisis nursery services three or more time per year, a family advocate provides face-to-face follow up meetings.  In addition to crisis care resolution, prevention services are provided during a 12-month period.  Family advocates meet with families in their home or other community setting to develop skills and build tools to handle future daily emergencies and crisis situations.  Isabel’s House is a respite crisis care emergency facility that provides children a safe environment at times when the risk of abuse/neglect in the home are increased.  The crisis nursery program offers 24-hour child care free of charge for a maximum of 30 days per year in order to relieve a potential or existing emergency within the family. Parents voluntarily request and arrange this service.
For more information:
Kristen Buckley, Program Manager
417-865-2273

Isabel’s House, Springfield
CTF License Plate Marketing Partner
Utilizes funds from sale of the CTF prevent child abuse license plate in Christian, Greene and Webster counties to provide additional support to the Assistant Family Advocate and direct care staff positions so that appropriate staff to child ratios can be maintained.  Funds also provide opportunity for greater community awareness of the Crisis Nursery program.
For more information:
Kristen Buckley, Program Manager
417-865-2273

Kornerstone, Inc., Shell Knob
Teen Mom Program
The Teen Mom Program provides comprehensive community services via a Doula designed to empower teens to work towards delivering a healthy full-term baby.  The Doula provides case coordination, extended support and education throughout the pregnancy, delivery and post delivery as the parent works toward self sustainability and independence.  Promotion of a positive mother-child relationship, nurturing, attachment and bonding is a primary strategy to reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect.
For more information:
Marlene Whitham, Executive Director
417-858-2887

Parenting Life Skills Center – A Great Circle Agency, Springfield
CTF License Plate Marketing Partner
Utilizes funds from sale of the CTF specialty license plate in Christian, Greene and Webster counties to provide parent education program aimed at fathers as well as child development education for parents.
For more information:
Gary Johnson, Executive Director
417-831-9596

Pregnancy Care Center, Springfield
Healthy Families, Healthy Babies ICU Medical Mobile Services
Prevention Focus: Secondary – Parent Support and Education
The Healthy Families, Healthy Babies Education and Mentoring Program provides coordinated and comprehensive services/resources for young women, men and their families, the majority of which fall below the federal poverty levels. The ICU (Image Clear Ultrasound) Medical Mobile Unit is part of the Healthy Families, Healthy Babies program.  This program features mentoring for a positive future, preparing for parenthood and training to build healthy relationships and prevent child abuse and neglect. Support is provided through medical and social service support.  The project expands the service area of the mobile unit services throughout a six county service area which includes Barry, Christian, Greene, Lawrence, Polk, Stone and Webster.
For more information:
Kimberly Costello
417-877-0800

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