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Washington County Family & Children First offers a variety of programs and initiatives for families.  

Car Seat Fitting Stations are specific locations where parents and other caregivers can receive education and training from certified Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Technicians on how to properly install and use their child safety seat.

Ohio’s Early Intervention System serves children from birth to age 3 who have a developmental delay or a diagnosed medical condition likely to cause a  delay. Service Coordinators provide screenings, Individualized Family Service Plan development, transition services, referrals/resources, linkage to specialized services, and coordination of evaluations and assessments.

Help Me Grow Home Visiting serves families who enter the program prenatally or up until their child is 6-months of age, and remain eligible until age 3.  Credentialed Home Visitors provide the Parents As Teachers (PAT) curriculum; referrals and resources; developmental screenings; parenting tools assessments; and a Family Plan.

Incredible Years

The Incredible Years Preschool Basic parenting program strengthens parent-child interactions and attachment, reducing harsh discipline and fostering parents' ability to promote children's social, emotional, and language development. Parents also learn how to build school readiness skills and are encouraged to partner with teachers and day care professionals so they can promote children's emotional regulation and social skills.

Out of Home Placements

For those children/youth for whom no other options exist for maintaining the child in the home, Family & Children First assists families in identifying and funding appropriate, temporary out‐of‐home placements including residential treatment facilities and hospitalizations.

Parenting Wisely

Parenting Wisely (PW) is an evidence-based interactive CD Rom program that is accessed individually at a computer and completed in a 2-3 hour session. PW provides skills that help in communicating and lowering children’s risks for problems. Both PW American Teens and PW Young Children are available on an ongoing basis to allow immediate access to parenting skills training. FREE to the public at FCF office on a weekday basis.

Service Coordination & Wraparound

Service Coordination & Wraparound is a resource to help with the toughest cases—those children or teens who are involved in multiple public systems, whose families have tried many options and are still struggling. Service Coordination & Wraparound offers families of children with multiple needs the opportunity to bring providers together at the same table in a coordinated manner to support and wrap services around the family, enabling youth to thrive in their home and school environment.

Stewards of Children

Stewards of Children is a prevention training program that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program is designed for organzinations that serve youth and for individuals concerned about the safety of children. It is the only nationally distributed, evidence based program proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes, and change child protective behaviors.

Strengthening Families 10-14 Program

The Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 (SFP 10-14) is a parent, youth, and family skills-building curriculum designed to: build family strengths, strengthen parenting skills, prevent teen substance abuse and other behavior problems. 

Trauma is a very difficult experience that results in emotional, mental, and/or physical problems that usually last for a long time.  Trauma is a unique and personal experience, which means people may experience the same event and react or respond to it differently.

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