Grantees: Parenting

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Burlington Children's Space

Parent Engagement Project

The Parent Engagement Project aims to involve families in activities that help increase protective factors, reduce the chances of abuse, and allow parents to recognize their own growth.

Capstone Community Action

Capstone Community Action Family Literacy Center

Capstone Community Action Head Start runs the only state-approved education program for pregnant and parenting teens in Washington County. Our program, The Family Literacy Center, is located at the Brook Street School, in downtown Barre. Here, young parents complete their high school diploma while accessing parenting education, counseling and life skills supports.  Children are cared for at Head Start’s NAEYC accredited on-site early childhood development center. Our young parents, ranging in age from 14-21, face many barriers in life that inhibit their ability to be the best possible teachers in their children’s lives. Most have not had the benefit of positive parenting and have experienced trauma and neglect.

Connecting Youth - Chittenden South Supervisory Union

CY Parent Partners in Prevention

The goal of this program is to build protective factors in families and support positive parenting techniques that reinforce healthy behaviors and a commitment to positive social values.

Good Beginnings of Central Vermont

Parenting Support and Education

This grant funding will allow all expectant parents and parents with infants access to free birthing and parenting education, community resources and a network of social support.

It Takes A Village- Brattleboro

It Takes A Village- Brattleboro

It Takes A Village is a Brattleboro-based community organization with a mission to improve the postpartum experience for families with new babies.  Through our Home Visiting Program, weekly playgroups & support groups, and larger community gatherings, we facilitate a rich network of peer support for local families.  In the Home Visiting Program, Volunteers are matched with families and visit on a weekly basis for a twelve week period, to provide company and lend a hand.  Our playgroups and gatherings fulfill a much-needed role of offering families access to one another for social & emotional support.  We aim to decrease the isolation that many mothers with new babies experience.

Milton Family Community Center

Twogether in Vermont

Twogether in Vermont is a relationship based parenting program for couples raising their children together and for staff working in the childcare field.

Prevent Child Abuse Vermont

Nurturing Parenting for Foster and Adoptive Families

This program plans to address issues that many foster and adoptive parents face raising young children, strengthen families, reduce the rate of return of children into foster care, and reduce movement of children within the foster care system. Vermont is in dire need of more foster and adoptive parents as DCF has taken more children into custody in recent years, particularly children under 6, because of the opiate addiction problems we are facing. These parents have a wide variety of challenges and need support. We propose to offer 3 Circle of Parent Support Groups and 2 Nurturing Parenting Programs for Foster and Adoptive Families. These programs will strengthen parenting skills and reduce foster home and adoptive failures.

Project Against Violent Encounters

Circle of Parenting/Nurturing Parents

The Circle of Parenting Program aims to strengthen parent child relations, social skills and emotional wellness, increase financial literacy, build community connections with the goal of establishing safe, nurturing, stable homes.

Springfield Area Parent Child Center

Learning Together

Learning Together works to enable young parents to get the support and education needed to become self-supporting, contributing workers, citizens and parents.

Sunrise Family Resource Center, Inc.

Engaging & Bonding with Fathers

This grant will fund the expansion of "Caring Dads" sessions which aim to create a good experience and build on fostering warm and intimate relationships with Dads and their children.  It is two 17-week sessions with male and female facilitators.

VNA of Chittenden & Grand Isle Counties

Strong Families

The Strong Families program will expand the VNA parent education and support group for at-risk mothers, which includes childcare and facilitated playgroups for their children.  They anticipate serving an additional 8010 mothers by restructuring the program and going from 2-3 groups offered during the year.