On Tuesday, June 2nd, the Center for Child & Family Health celebrated the grand opening of their new home on Kent Corner in Durham. It was celebration full of community members, collaborative partners and local supporters who share a common goal of serving Durham’s young children and families.
We partner with CCFH in many ways, particularly through Smart Start and Durham Early Head Start. Healthy Families Durham, a program housed at CCFH, is funded by the Partnership through Smart Start and offers voluntary early childhood intervention services through an intensive home visiting program designed to prevent child abuse, improve parent/child interaction, and increase parenting skills. Healthy Families Durham serves families with multiple stressors from pregnancy through 3 years of age using the Parents as Teachers curriculum in the home to enhance child development, health and safety. Family support workers see families in their home on a weekly or bi-weekly basis for up to 3 years and also provide families with case management services to connect them to appropriate community resources.
We also partner with CCFH to provide the home-based program model of Durham Early Head Start. Families receive 90-minute weekly home visits in English or Spanish by highly trained home visitors using the Parents as Teachers curriculum. This strengths-based approach focuses on promoting the parents’ role in school readiness and healthy child development. There are currently 36 expectant parents, infants, toddlers and their families served through this home-based program.
CCFH’s new facility is a strong anchor for the community and a more accessible neighborhood resource for the families they serve. Congratulations to our great partners on this wonderful development!
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