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About the Family Enrichment Collaborative
 

Mission

Build relationships and resources to create a culture of positive parenting and a continuum of family support services.


Vision

All families have access to the supports and opportunities they need to raise healthy children and be valued contributors to their community.


Guiding Principles

  • Every Family Matters
    o ALL families, ALL of the time, not some families, some of the time
    o Common needs, different levels of support through life phases
    o Universal access to a continuum of support
    o When ALL families are welcome, no family feels singled out or judged
     
  • Great parents are made not born
    o Dispel the myth that good parenting is something we should just know how to do
    o Cultivate a common understanding that GREAT parenting requires skills that can be learned
    o Promote the idea that using available community support is what good parents do
     
  • Safe children and healthy families are a shared responsibility
    o Parents have primary responsibility to protect and nurture their children
    o Their ability to do that well is grounded in a supportive community
     
  • Accentuate the positive
    o Family development, strength-based approach to direct service delivery
    o Increasing protective factors and other family attributes that reduce the risk and incidence of child abuse and neglect
      - Close, nurturing relationships
      - Parent knowledge
      - Parent coping ability
      - Parent support system
      - Community supports
     
  • Measure up!
    o Leading the development of common measures of community-wide impact
     
  • Partnerships are the way to do business
    o Partnerships with families and the broader community
    o Maximize resources
    o Develop or enhance programs
     
  • Sustained Energy + Sustained Investment = Sustainable change
    o A series of small efforts
    o Ongoing investment of human and financial resources

Goals

  • FRCs are a point of universal access to supports
  • Home visiting programs are a link between families and FRCs
  • Common outcomes measure combined impact of family support services
  • Advocacy efforts unified
  • School-community relationships strengthened
  • Supports promoted
  • Program capacity increased
  • Fathers engaged

Funders

Funded through Trust Fund for Children and Families, Steuben DSS and United Way of the Southern Tier

More Information

Brochure
PowerPoint Overview - coming soon

 

 

    JUST A.S.K.
 

Dial 2-1-1 to connect with community resources to get what you need to become the parent you want to be:

Advice on building a close relationship with your child
Support systems that help you balance it all & reduce stress.
Knowledge about child development & parenting skills
 

    Family Centers
 

Bath Area Family
Resource Center

Room 81 at Vernon E. Wightman Primary School,
216 Maple Heights, Bath,
776-4123 x5650

Jennie Mose Family
Resource Center

Tuscarora Elementary School,
7 Cleveland Drive, Addison,
607-359-3839

Nonnie Hood Parent
Resource Center

upper floor of the Southeast Steuben County Library,
300 Civic Center Plaza, Corning,
607-936-3837

Hornell Area Family
Resource Center
Hornell Intermediate School
71 Buffalo St.
Hornell, NY 14843
607-324-0014 x1741

 
 
 
 
 


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