Parent Education & Support

Parent Support Outreach Program (PSOP)

PSOP is a voluntary home visiting program designed to build parenting and life skills in order to avoid larger systems involvement.  This program helps families identify short and long term goals while accessing a variety of community resources to meet immediate pressing needs, and enhance parenting skills.   Providers are available day, evening, and weekend hours to accommodate individual schedules.  A provider typically meets with the family weekly or less frequently as needed for three to six months.

Programs help parents work on:

  • Parenting (behavior management, child development and parent-child communication)
  • Household management (time and money management and home safety)
  • Life Skills (interpersonal communication, social support, healthy relationships, anger management and stress management)
  • Understanding the effects of domestic violence, substance abuse and mental health on parenting and children

Success is measured by parents’ ability to:

  • Work toward parenting and case plan goals
  • Improve parent child relationships
  • Make effective choices for self and family
  • Meet their family’s physical, emotional, financial and intellectual needs independently or by utilizing available resources

Eligibility

Families meeting income eligibility may be referred by community agencies or be self-referred (see referral form above). For residents outside of Hennepin County, you may be referred by the county in which you live.

Fees

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Contact Information

Email questions and referrals to our Parent Support Services Manager or call 612.877.7830. Please send faxes to 612.617.0193. To make a referral, please complete Parent Support Outreach Program (PSOP) application form or email Jessica Little.

 

In-Home Parent Education

This strengths based program connects families to resources to improve parenting skills, develop connections to the community, and create a safe, nurturing home environment. FamilyWise educators work one-on-one with parents in their home or other community-based settings. Parent educators are available day, evening, and weekend hours to accommodate individual schedules, and typically meet with parents for 2 hours each week for six to nine months. In-Home Parent Education includes a Parent-Child component designed to enhance parent-child relationships, improve parenting, and age appropriate communication skills.

Programs help parents work on:

  • Parenting (behavior management, child development and parent-child communication)
  • Household management (time and money management and home safety)
  • Life Skills (interpersonal communication, social support, healthy relationships, anger management and stress management)
  • Understanding the effects of domestic violence, substance abuse and mental health on parenting and children

Success is measured by parents’ ability to:

  • Work toward parenting and case plan goals
  • Improve parent child relationships
  • Make effective choices for self and family
  • Meet their family’s physical, emotional, financial and intellectual needs independently or by utilizing available resources

Eligibility

Families may be referred through Hennepin, Ramsey or Washington County Child Protection.

Fees

Call for more information.

Contact Information

Email questions and referrals to our Parent Support Services Manager or call 612.877.7835. Please send faxes to 612.617.0193. To make a referral, please complete our Agency Referral Form.

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