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MAJOR INITIATIVES


School Success

  • Serves parents of elementary, middle, and high school children
  • Families First partners with schools and after-school programs
  • Participants learn practical ways to help children with school—like setting up a homework area and talking to teachers
  • After the series, parents are empowered to support their children’s academic engagement and success

Parents Are the First Teachers

  • Serves parents of children ages 0-5
  • Families First partners with day care centers, head starts, and community organizations
  • Participants learn about child development, the importance of play, and parent-child time
  • After the series, parents have increased their own resilience and are empowered to foster their children’s overall development

Parenting in Public

  • Serves homeless and housing-insecure parents
  • Families First partners with shelters and transitional housing programs, including domestic violence and recovery programs
  • Participants learn positive discipline strategies, skills for more effective parent-child communication, and the importance of self-care
  • After the series, parents are empowered to reduce stress and build a more positive family climate

Mother and Daughter at Families First Workshop

Major Initiatives
Families First Major Initiatives