2014- 2015 Grantees
PURPLE MT is a statewide initiative aimed at Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) prevention utilizing The Period of PURPLE Crying Program, which is administered through Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies – MT. The Period of PURPLE Crying Program educates new parents about early infant crying, coping strategies, and the dangers of shaking their baby. Services provided through PURPLE MT include providing community and state partners with information about the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome and The Period of PURPLE Crying Program, training opportunities and resources, and 1st year start-up materials offered free of charge for all Dose 1 providers.
Forever Families offers support to foster and adoptive parents with the goal of ensuring adoptions remain viable and adoption disruption does not occur resulting in the children returning to foster care. Forever Families hopes to increase awareness concerning the stresses related to and as sit in ensuring adoptive parents are thoroughly prepared and support. Forever Families provides post-adoptive services through support and education to families including respite events for parents, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, parent driven support groups, parent lead mentor program, training for parents, family fun activities, and a resource center. The MT CTF funds Forever Families’ services in Yellowstone, Stillwater, Carbon, Sweet Grass, Big Horn, Fergus, and Musselshell Counties.
Family Support Network provides parenting classes combining an evidenced-based program, Nurturing Parenting Program, and Native American culture and traditions for families in the Hardin and Crow Agency area. The MT CTF funds the Family Support Network’s services in Big Horn County.
Thrive established the Parent Place as a place for parents to receive parenting classes, support groups, resource library materials, home visiting, and community resource referrals. Parent Place offers Love and Logic and Parents as Teachers classes, “Dynamite Dads” support group, Thriving Babies, Thriving Tots, Thriving Kinders, Thriving Sixth Graders, one-on-one parenting consultations, and family activities.
The Women’s Resource/Community Support Center (WRC) was established to prevent and eliminate domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking through direct services to victims and their children. Prevention and education groups include Girl’s Group, Beaverhead Boy’s Club, Circle of Security, and Suicide Prevention. The center also provides the “Strengthening Rural Families” program including parenting classes and outreach, counseling services, safe houses, legal advocacy, a 24-hour crisis hotline, and other victim advocacy help.
The Nurturing Tree Family Resource Center provides a place to find information and resources on raising children from infancy through the teenage years. The Nurturing Tree offers a wide-variety of community-based and prevention-focused programs and activities to strengthen and support families such as Love and Logic parenting classes, support groups for young parents, self-help parent support groups, Nurturing Fathers programs, Grandparents raising Grandchildren support groups, youth development, social connections, home visits, and resource and referrals.
The Lewis and Clark City-County Health Department helps provide parents with the knowledge and resources they need to make the first years of their child’s life the best they can be. The Lewis and Clark City-County Health Department will utilize Year Round Parenting from the Heart parent education and support program. Other programs include Circle of Security parent education, Parents Anonymous parent support, and Parents As Teachers Home Visitation.
Community Health Partners/Learning Partners Family Center’s mission is to strengthen and support families in south central Montana. Services are aimed at enhancing and expanding services to meet the unique needs of families who began parenting as teenagers. The program offers Parents As Teachers home visits, Dialectical Behavioral Training, parent classes, parent support groups, early childhood education, primary health care access, and a family resource center.
Miles City, MT
Developmental Education Assistance Program (DEAP) provides family education, support, childcare, health nutrition, home visiting, social activities, parent/child activities, respite care, parent leadership, resources and referrals, and residential services to families, children and adults. DEAP also holds a 6-week summer program for school age children with disabilities, which involves skill building, specialized services and community education, awareness and social/recreational experiences.
WORD, Inc. creates opportunities that inspire and support women’s development, leadership and choice, for the benefit of our entire community. WORD promotes the strengthening of support networks for families, family and community knowledge of child abuse prevention, and leadership abilities in parents and community leaders. This occurs through programs such as Futures, Families in Transition, and Mentors in Violence Prevention. The Parents as Leaders (PALS) project provides evidence-based programs including Love and Logic, Circle of Security, and The Right Question Project.
The Parenting Place supports parents and families, especially in the form of parenting skills training and coping skills during times of stress or crisis. The Parenting Place provides the Nurturing Program parenting classes, Parent Aide Home Visitation, respite care, parent leadership opportunities, family events, and resources and referrals. The MT CTF funds The Parenting Place’s services in Missoula County.
Thompson Falls, MT
Sunburst Community Service Foundation offers Circle of Security parenting classes and parent/child activities. Sunburst also provides a Family Concepts Home Visitor Program. Sunburst will be expanding to include parent support groups.
The Richland County Family Resource Center, in accordance with the District II Alcohol and Drug Program, offers community-wide parenting classes using the Nurturing Program, 1,2,3,4, Parents!, Active Parenting of Teens, and Parenting Wisely. The Center also offers a resource and referral service. The ultimate goal is to foster positive family relationships by continuing to strengthen families in Richland County.