Family & Children’s Council offers a variety of programming to meet the needs of today’s growing families.
Effective Black Parenting is the countries first cultural parenting skill-building program for parents of African American children. Effective Black Parenting is a culturally specific
parenting education program that reaches to the African Americans in the community. Parents are taught skills and strategies to increase their children’s self-esteem and cooperation, while also gaining effective skills to manage child behaviors.
Empowering Dads Empowering Dads program informs, educates, inspires and motivates men to make highly appropriate relational and parental decisions by teaching men how to be exceptional fathers and a good parenting partner.
Healthy Babies is a culturally specific program for pregnant African American women. The program aims to provide all participants with the honest and real answers to life changes without judgment or criticism to help you reach healthy solutions in strict confidence.
Living Apart Parenting Together – Children learn from what they see. If they are
living with parents who have a lot of conflict, they will learn to have high levels of conflict. If they live with parents who negotiate well together and arrive at decisions in a cooperative fashion, they learn to problem solve well, even when they don’t agree. Co-parenting classes help parents understand the effects of their conflict on their children and give them the tools to manage their anger and diffuse conflict.
Parent Connection Parent Connection helps parents by providing education, support and access to community resources, who may be experiencing a difficult time in their lives. We reach out to parents through home visitations and group support that focuses on strengthening the family and parenting skills.
Partners for Parenting Families The purpose of the Partners for Parenting Families is to have one point of contact for home based and parenting services for families with pregnant women and/or children through age 5 living in Black Hawk County.
Take Charge of Your Body program specializes in teaching preschoolers thru 6th grade children safety concepts and prevention techniques against sexual abuse. Sexual abuse is using tricks or force to touch, look at, or make sexual contact and is usually done by someone you already know.
Wise Guys The wise Guys Program is an award-winning adolescent pregnancy program committed to helping teens develop healthy relationships by teaching practical decision making skills.