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: McCurtain County Health Department 1400 Lynn Lane Idabel, OK 74745

Contact: Heather Pruitt, Children First Lead Nurse

Telephone: (580) 286-6620

Fax: (580) 286-2012

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.

HeatherP@health.ok.gov

Choctaw Nation Support for Expectant and Parenting Teens (SEPT)

The goal of 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 linkages to critical resources, ongoing support for health and education, and positive parenting relationship skills instruction using and 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

McCurtain County Health Department-parentPRO-Parents as Teachers

Get connected with a family support program staffed by trained professionals who teach parenting skills and child developments, as well as ways to reduce stress and nurture your child. We can connect you to other resources in your community in order to meet your family's needs.

Address: 1400 Lynn Lane Idabel, OK 74745

Contact: Marilyn Walden

Telephone: (580) 286-6628

Fax: (580) 286-2012

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

Enrollment Criteria: Pregnant women, moms, dads, and guardians of children birth to kindergarten.

marilynw@health.ok.gov

Other services for young children in your community

Sequel Care of Oklahoma

Provide outpatient mental health and substance abuse services including individual and group therapy, as well as case management.

Address: P.O. Box 1030 Antlers, OK 74523

Contact: Dorothy Metcalf

Telephone: (580) 298-2830

Fax: (580) 298-6723

Website: www.oklahomatherapy.com

Enrollment Criteria:

Dorothy.Metcalf@SequelYouthServices.com

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: McCurtain County Health Department - SoonerStart 1400 Lynn Lane Idabel, OK 74745

Contact: Please ask for SoonerStart

Telephone: (580) 286-6620

Fax: (580) 286-2012

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