Home-Based Parenting Programs

Children First, Oklahoma’s Nurse-Family Partnership

Voluntary family support program that offers home visitation services to mothers expecting their first child. A public health nurse works with mother to increase her chances of delivering a healthy baby, as well as work on child safety and development.

Address: Custer County Health Department 3030 Custer Avenue Clinton, OK 73601

Contact: Amanda Hedrick, Children First Lead Nurse

Telephone: (580) 323-2100 ext. 326

Fax: (580) 323-2282

Website: http://www.ok.gov/health

Enrollment Criteria: The new mother must be less than 29 weeks pregnant, be expecting her first child and meet the same income eligibility criteria as WIC and Medicaid.

AmandaJH@health.ok.gov

Other services for young children in your community

Circle of Parents

Circle of Parents offers the opportunity to participate in weekly, bi-monthly or montly meetings with other parents to exchange ideas, share information, develop and practice new parenting skills, learn about community resources and give and receive support. Groups are parent-led with the support of a trained group facilitator. They are conducted in a confidential and non-judgmental manner, are free of charge and provide developmentally appropriate children's programs or child care concurrent with the parent group meetings.

Address: 3030 Custer Avenue Clinton, OK 73601

Contact Name: Jennifer Terrell

Telephone: 580-323-2100

Enrollment Criteria: Anyone acting in a parenting role or as a child's primary caregiver is eligible to participate in Circle of Parents.

SoonerStart Early Intervention

Services include evaluation services, case management, family training, counseling, and home visits, certain health services, nursing & nutrition services, occupational, physical, and speech- language therapy, and special instruction. Can be provided in home or at daycare.

Address: Custer County Health Department - SoonerStart 3030 Custer Avenue Clinton, OK 73601

Contact: Please ask for SoonerStart

Telephone: (580) 323-2100

Fax: (580) 323-2282

State Lead: Mark Sharp, Executive Director, Special Education Services

Website: http://ok.gov/sde/soonerstart

Qualification Criteria: Developmentally delayed infants and toddlers birth – 36 months.

Mark.Sharp@sde.ok.gov

WIC PLUS+

WIC Plus+ is a program for families that combines WIC visits with the support of Child Development Specialist and the Parent Line. You will have the chance to ask questions about your child's development, learn about their skills and abilities, understand social emotional development and learn how to promote healthy behaviors that strengthen family relationshiops.

Address: 3030 Custer Ave Clinton, OK 73601

Contact Name: Child Development Specialist, Child Guidance

Telephone: 580-323-2100

Fax: 580-323-2282

Enrollment Criteria: Must be enrolled in WIC

 

 

childguidance@health.ok.gov