||Our Family Service Department assesses individual
families' needs, then does whatever it takes to get them growing together. This year's
programs included seven-week STEP (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting), along
with a series of reading and parenting programs. In addition, we visited nearly 1,500
families and referred about 8,000 families to other community services.
This supportive monthly program offers enrichment and
workshops for parents of children in the Gibson Day Care Center and other programs. Topics
are parent friendly and designed to increase confidence and skills in areas such as
Opening a Bank Account, Buying a House, and Nutrition.
Project Safety Net...
This year the Child Care Assocation, through Project Safety
Net, served more than 300 children, one year old or younger, at risk for abuse and
neglect. We transported them to and from child care, visited homes and made more than
2,000 other contacts to distribute parenting, child development and self-improvement