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Dickinson Center, Inc. | Parents As Teachers (PAT)
Parents As Teachers is an early childhood parent education and family support program serving families until their child enters Kindergarten, usually age 5.  The program model consists of four components: Personal visits offer parents age-appropriate child development information, help them to observe their child, address parenting concerns and engage the family in activities that provide meaningful parent-child interaction.  Group meetings provide opportunities for families to share information about parenting issues and observe their children in a social setting.  Screenings are conducted to provide early identification of developmental delays and health, vision, and hearing problems and increase parents' understanding of their child's development.  A resource network helps families identify and connect with needed resources, and overcome barriers to accessing services.

CAPSEA, Inc | Family Group Decision Making (FGDM)
Family Group Decision Making (FGDM) is a meeting involving immediate family, supports, community members, and/or service providers to find solutions to help families through major transitions. FGDM draws on family experience, knowledge, and resources and focuses on the strengths of a family to address an extensive range of circumstances. Through the FGDM process, families are empowered to be the decision makers in creating realistic plans to address their needs.


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Making Healthy Connections With Your Family

Feeding Your Family

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

Managing Stress

Managing Your Finances

Helping Your Child Heal From Trauma

Human Trafficking: Protecting Our Youth

Bonding With Your Baby

Dealing With Temper Tantrums

Parenting Your School-Age Child

Connecting With Your Teen

Teen Parents... You're Not Alone

Ten Ways To Be A Better Dad

Raising Your Kin

Support After An Adoption

Military Families

How To Develop Strong Communities

Parenting Your Child With Developmental Delays And Disabilities

Building Resilience In Children And Teens

Parenting After Domestic Violence

Preparing Your Family For An Emergency

Finding Housing Help For Your Family
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