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: Latimer County Health Department 201 West Main Wilburton, OK 74578

Contact: Debbie Rowan, Children First Lead Nurse

Telephone: (918) 465-5673

Fax: (918) 465-4956

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.

DebKR@health.ok.gov

Choctaw Nation Support for Expectant and Parenting Teens (SEPT)

The goal of the CNSEPT Program is to improve family health, education, social and safety outcomes for expectant and parenting teens and their babies by providing medically-accurate and comprehensive services including linkaages to critical resources, ongoing support for health and education, and positive parenting relationship skills instruction using an evidence-based, nationally validated model.

Address: 403 Chahta Circle, Hugo, OK 74743

Contact Name: Rebecca Morris, Director

Telephone: 580-326-8304 ext. 6057

Fax: 580-326-2410

Website: Facebook Choctaw Nation Support for Expectant and Parenting Teens

Enrollment Criteria:

Must be between the ages of 13-21,Participat myst be expecting or parenting a Native American child under the age of 1,Participant must live within the 10.5 county service area of the Choctaw Nation, Particpants myst be enrolled and attending an educational institution at the time of enrollment or within the first 6 months

RMorris@choctawnation.com

Other services for young children in your community

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: Pittsburg County Health Department - SoonerStart 1400 East College Avenue McAlester, OK 74501

Contact: Please ask for SoonerStart

Telephone: (918) 423-1267

Fax: (918) 423-2948

State Ledad: 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