Building strong, resilient families to help prevent child abuse and neglect.
Being a great parent is part natural and part learned. Children do not come with a manual. Parent Cafés help parents:
Cook Children's Parent Café materials are based upon the evidence-based, primary prevention education program entitled, Community Based Education in Nurturing Parenting®. This model educates parents about the basic philosophy and practices of Nurturing Parenting® in an environment that promotes the development of a support network for families. The program is comprised of the following series of 10 independent discussion topics:
In addition to the 10 topics above community members reviewed evidence based material and created additional topics to help support the families in Hood and Wise County.
Hood County for Healthy Children and Wise Coalition for Healthy Children seek to directly engage parents in building the protective factors needed to promote healthy outcomes for their children. The expectation is that the education process and materials will adhere to the highest standards and that parents will be provided a safe environment for learning and networking with other participants:
If you have any questions or would like more information about our program, please email Jammie Josephson.
If the child is in immediate danger, call 911. If you need to report a suspicion of abuse or neglect, call 1-800-252-5400 or for non-urgent reports go to www.txabusehotline.org.