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: Kingfisher County Health Department 124 East Sheridan Street Courthouse Annex Room #101 Kingfisher, OK 73750-3224

Contact: Amanda Hedrick, Children First Lead Nurse

Telephone: (405) 375-3008

Fax: (405) 375-5975

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

Sooner SUCCESS

Helps families in locating and navigating appropriate resources regarding health, social, and educational services for children and youth with special needs within their community.

State Office: 1100 NE 13th Street Oklahoma City, Ok 73117

Address: Staff are home-based, Address unavailable

Contact: Lisa Copeland

Telephone: (405) 368-7348

Fax:

Website: http://oumedicine.com/soonersuccess

Enrollment Criteria: Serving families who have children with special needs, birth to 21 years of age, with free resource and referral information. No diagnostic criteria or income requirements. Any family with a child having developmental disabilities, chronic medical or mental health issues or those at risk for abuse and neglect will be assisted.

lisa-copeland@ouhsc.edu

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: Logan County Health Department - SoonerStart 215 Fairgrounds Road, Suite A Guthrie, OK 73044

Contact: Please ask for SoonerStart

Telephone: (405) 282-3485

Fax: (405) 282-5389

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

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

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

Mark.Sharp@sde.ok.gov