Parents as Teachers program Assists Grandmother

Parents as Teachers program Assists Grandmother

Grandma Luisa has been enrolled in the Parent as Teachers (PAT) program for over a year while raising two of her grandchildren. She recently shared what is has meant to be a part of the program.  "I have learned how to sit down with the boys and read to them more, and understanding how reading is so important." She goes on to say reading has allowed the boys to express themselves, helps them to understand how pictures are crucial along with the words in their development.

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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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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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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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