Parent Educator Witness Success for Family

Parent Educator Witness Success for Family

Concerned about the development of their child’s speech, a Tucson family enrolled their child in Child & Family Resources’ Special Needs program. Their parent educator worked closely with them, expressed the importance of early literacy development, and promoted strategies the family could use to promote that development. When the child turned three, CFR’s parent educators encouraged the parents to have their child evaluated for developmental preschool to continue his speech and literacy development.

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Healthy Families program helps New Parents Start on the Right Foot

Healthy Families program helps New Parents Start on the Right Foot

After the birth of their son, Hector and Claudia felt overwhelmed taking on the most important job they would ever have - parents . They knew it was important to ask for help. While still in the hospital with their newborn son, Emilio, a member of Child and Family Resources' Healthy Families program contacted them to offer that help.  Hector and Claudia were instantly interested in learning more about the program. Soon, Healthy Families staff members went to their home to teach them about the program and they have been enroll in the program since September 2016. 

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Parent as Teacher Program has Lasting Effects on Family

Parent as Teacher Program has Lasting Effects on Family

Child and Family Resources’ Parents as Teachers program helps your child thrive and improve your overall family well-being through knowledge of your baby’s development and positive parenting techniques. Recently CFR’s Parents as Teachers program had the opportunity to work with a young lady named Sierra. Sierra was in the foster care system throughout her childhood and upon turning 18, she was expected to be independent. Unprepared and still so young, Sierra soon found herself running with the wrong crowd. In short order, Sierra found herself pregnant and in a bad situation.

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Tucson Family Thrives with Support of Strengthening Families Program

Tucson Family Thrives with Support of Strengthening Families Program

Child & Family Resources’ (CFR) Strengthening Families program is an opportunity for families to build on their basic family communication skills, parenting and family management. Recently, CFR had the opportunity to work with the Browns* family. Through Strengthening Families weekly sessions, the family learned about love & limits, house rules, encouragement, good listening skills and effective communication. Amazingly, after several sessions sitting down separately and as a family, the family grew in these areas and learned how to communicate positively and effectively with one another.

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Partnering with Physicians to Address Holistic Family Wellness in Southern AZ

Partnering with Physicians to Address Holistic Family Wellness in Southern AZ

The rural town of Douglas, AZ sits directly at the border of Mexico - its twin city, Agua Prieta, lies just over the border fence. This is just one of the many areas that Child & Family Resources (CFR) is significantly making an impact across the state of Arizona. In this area, the teen pregnancy rate is significantly higher than the national average and upwards of 80% of the population lives at or below the poverty level with minimal resources available in the community. Child & Family Resources’ home visitation services, using the proven Healthy Families model, has been serving families in Douglas for a many years.

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Supporting Families Nationwide: Healthy Families Staff Raises Quality of Care

Supporting Families Nationwide: Healthy Families Staff Raises Quality of Care

Did you know that your generous giving supports children and families not only in Arizona, but in other states as well? Together we are serving the children, families and teens of Arizona. Because Healthy Families is a proven, national model that is utilized by other agencies across the country, some of our staff at CFR has had the opportunity to become peer reviewers.

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Michelle Saint Hilarie Invited to Join Early Childhood Innovation Network

Michelle Saint Hilarie, the Senior Statewide Director of the Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) network, operated by Child & Family Resources, was selected this past July to join OpenIDEO’s new Early Childhood Innovation Network. As a founding member of this network, Saint Hilarie will help guide the development and direction of this new resource.

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Building Bright Futures Wins Losos Prize for Excellence

Building Bright Futures Wins Losos Prize for Excellence

Members of Child and Family Resources Building Bright Futures program team were recently honored by the Parents as Teachers national center (the accrediting agency for Building Bright Futures) with a Losos Prize for Excellence. The Parents as Teachers national center recognizes two exemplary affiliates each year through the Losos Prize. One affiliate is awarded the Losos Prize for Excellence and another affiliate is awarded the Losos Prize for Innovation. These affiliates are honored at the Parents as Teachers national conference, and receive a $5,000 award to support activities that further their work.   

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Summer is a Time for Celebration

Summer is a Time for Celebration

Child & Family Resources was excited to celebrate families across the state who successfully graduated from a 3-5 year home-visitation program. Participants of Building Bright Futures and Healthy Families programs across the state commemorated this significant achievement with pomp and circumstance during the months of May and June.

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Generous First Things First Grant Funds Critical Services for New Parents in Pinal County

Generous First Things First Grant Funds Critical Services for New Parents in Pinal County

This past May 2018, CFR was thrilled to learn funding had been approved for a new proposal in Pinal County, which combines CFR’s two successful home-visitation programs to offer support to new moms. This innovative program will offer a blended model of providing both Healthy Families (HF) and Parents as Teachers (PAT) under one roof, in a rural community.

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