Learning About Parenting (LAP)

The Learning About Parenting program is a comprehensive, culturally-responsive program that utilizes a multi-disciplinary team approach to provide family-centered services to overburdened families facing extraordinary life challenges which place their children at risk for abuse and neglect. The LAP program provides home visitation, parenting classes, parent/child interactions groups (PCI), support groups, interactive play groups and advocacy for families needing linkages to additional services. The program targets teen parents, parents in recovery from substance abuse, and parents with developmental delays and their children from birth to twelve years of age.

Program Staff

• Home Visitors

• Mental Health Clinicians

• Parent Education Coordinators, Facilitators, and Assistants

Services Provided

• Family Advocacy

• Home Visitation

• Infant Massage Classes

• Mental Health Support and Education

• Parent Education

• Parent/Child Interaction Groups (Collaboration between DSS & EPU)

Play and Grow child enrichment program for children