My Family Partners
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, in collaboration with Early Head Start, Labette Center for Mental Health Services, Healthy Families America, and Parents as Teachers has developed a centralized, coordinated system between the partner programs to link families to these and other appropriate services available based on the family?s needs.
Labette Center for Mental Health Services is a partner with other agencies, organizations, professionals, and citizens in helping all people to live a healthy and normal life. Labette Center?s role in the endeavor is to assist in the emotional well-being of children and their families.
SEK-CAP Early Head Start is a community-based program for low-income families with infants, toddlers and pregnant women.Its mission is to promote healthy prenatal outcomes for pregnant women, to enhance the development of very young children, and to promote healthy family functioning. The Early Head Start program evolved out of Head Start?s long history of providing services to infants and toddlers. They provide services up to age three.
Parents as Teachers, sponsored by your local school district, is a free, voluntary early learning program designed to provide practical and timely information to all families, including single parents, first-time parents and expectant parents. Each family has a parent educator that shares child development information, addresses parenting concerns, and engages the family in activities.Parents as Teachers engage families from the prenatal stage up to age three.
Kansas Children's Service League Healthy Families America has been proven successful in promoting healthy child development, parent/child interaction, preventing child abuse and neglect, and helping families link with necessary community resources. It is a free, voluntary program that offers information and emotional support in coping with the stress and the challenges of parenting.The Healthy Families visitor meets with the family regularly, usually once each week. Healthy Families provides services during pregnancy and continues until the child is three to five years old.