Mission: To prevent child abuse and neglect in iredell county, north carolina, by building positive parent/child relationships through education, counseling, and intervention programs.
Programs: Prevention of child abuse and neglect in iredell county, north carolina, by building positive parent/child relationships through education, counseling, and intervention programs. The center works with schools, division of social services, health departments, physicians, and therapists to reach families in need of intervention. Main programs include: parent aide program - a home visitation program in which parent aides make home visits to families struggling with discipline or other parenting techniques. Parenting classes - classes cover child management, communication, child development, self-esteem issues, abuse prevention, and infant care. Grandparents support group - a support group that gives grandparents a time to share coping strategies and parenting skills. Circle of parents support group - a parent-led support group that gives single parents the opportunity to share in each other's challenges and successes. Family connections program - a program developed to provide supervised visitations and exchanges for a parent and child in a safe environment monitored by professionally trained personnel. Coaching to permanency - a program designed to shorten a child's time in foster care and move them into a safe, secure family.