Parent Education and Support

Parent Promise takes a whole-family approach with our four evidence-based home visiting models. With all of our programs, a Parent Educator schedules regular one-on-one appointments with the family at the family’s convenience to help guide parents through fun, interactive play, games and exercises that promote healthy child development and safe and nurturing home environments. Families may also be connected with community resources, such as job training and child care.

Our Continuum of Care

Parent Promise offers a complete continuum of care for families with children ages prenatal to 12 years old. Each of our parent education programs offers a different area of focus, which ensures families are receiving support tailored to their unique stage of childhood.

Parent Education Programs

Children First is Oklahoma’s Nurse Family Partnership Program. This home-based program focuses on low-income, first time parents who are 28 weeks pregnant or less. Nurse home visitors work with parents one-on-one by providing information, support, and advice to ensure a healthy pregnancy. Nurses work with families from prenatal until after the baby is born to provide the critical support needed during the transition into parenthood.

Healthy Families America is a home-based program for families with children ages prenatal to five years old. The focus of this program is families with a child three months old or younger. A Family Support Specialist works with families multiple times a month to provide tools and resources that promote positive parent-child interaction, healthy attachment, and postpartum recovery.

Parents As Teachers is a home-based program for families with children ages prenatal to five years old. This program focuses on families with young children who are preparing to enter school. The program provides free and voluntary services that teach positive parenting skills and connects families with resources that help strengthen the family structure. Upon enrollment, a trained professional Parent Educator works with the parent(s) or primary caregiver(s) to ensure they have the knowledge, tools and support necessary to provide a loving and nurturing home environment.
Exchange Parent Aide is our fourth home-based parent education program and serves families with children ages 0 to 12 years old. This program focuses on families with children between 6 and 12 who are entering a new stage of adolescence. Parent Aides take into account the changes in family dynamics once children get older and work interactively with parents and children on a family treatment plan focused on child safety, problem solving skills, parenting skills and social support. It is the only program in Oklahoma County focusing on families with children older than 5.

Support Services

The Parent Promise Family Resource Center/Community Hope Center serves as a community-based family resource center with the addition of the Science of HOPE. It aims to provide an environment where families with children and youth with special needs can easily access resources and services based on their individual needs as well as create and sustain support through goal setting. The mission of the Center is to support families to build strong, harmonious and equitable relationship with their community. Guided by its Parent Advisory Committee and diverse staff, the Center inclusively supports families with children and youth of all abilities.
Right Track is a free referral service that aims to connect new parents to parenting supports and education programs. Right Track launched in September 2019 with the support of the Arnall Family Foundation and the lntegris Foundation at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center. A Parent Promise home visitor is embedded in the hospital’s women’s center and sees all new parents that give them permission for her to enter their room. Typically, the nurses refer moms that seem to be struggling and in need of extra community supports to the embedded worker. She explains the program and asks if the new mom would be interested in enrolling in one of our home visiting programs. If interested, the embedded worker assigns them to a parent educator in the home visiting program that will best serve the family’s needs. Of critical importance is that the embedded worker makes sure the new mom has a safe place for her baby to sleep once they arrive home. If there is no safe place for the baby to sleep, we provide mom with a Pack-N-Play. The Pack-n-Play in this situation also functions as an incentive for the family to join a home visiting program.

Please fill out the form below to learn more information about our life changing, parent education programs. You will be contacted by a Parent Promise staff member within the next 2-3 business day. For immediate assistance, please contact our office at (405) 232 – 2500. Bilingual services are available.

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