Family resource centers provide a safe, accessible place for families to connect with comprehensive, coordinated services that help them strengthen their families and become more self-reliant. Programs at each center are tailored to the culture, resources and needs of the community they serve, and focus on building on the strengths of each family and individual.
Core services of Family Resource Centers
- Family Development: one-on-one work with families to help them set and reach goals; uses a family-centered, coaching approach
- Resource Information and Referral: help families connect and access resources in their community
- Access to Healthcare and Nutrition
- Early Childhood Education
- Parenting Program
- Youth Development
- Emergency Assistance
Four Mile Family Resource Center is located in Glendale and serves families in both Arapahoe and Denver Counties.
Located in Lakewood and serves families in Denver as well as Boulder, El Paso and Jefferson Counties. The Denver Indian Family Resource Center was created to assist American Indian children and families in the metropolitan Denver area with child welfare issues.
An international organization of parents and professionals dedicated to helping children and adults reach their full potential through the use of innovative techniques and research. The site offers information on the program, information on joining, and publications and resources.
The magazine and its website feature information about child health, safety, behavior, discipline and education. There is also expert advice related to women's health, nutrition, and pregnancy.
The Parenting Counts Center offers online access to research-based information about child development from birth to five.
PBS Parents is a resource that's filled with information on child development and early learning. Use their "child development tracker" to get insight on the stages of growth and key milestones for kids ages 1 to 9. The PBS Parents Newsletter includes parenting tips, articles, kid-friendly recipes, and interactive games from PBS KIDS.
The ASHA Council on Early Childhood Health Education and Services is dedicated to promoting the importance of health education and health services to children ages birth through five years, addressing such important issues such as health and safety in child care, health education for preschool children, and promotion of normal brain development through developmentally appropriate practice.
What We Know About How Children Learn: This article provides information to parents and providers related to the research on early brain development and school readiness and how both impact learning.
is a national, nonprofit organization that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.
The mission of Bright Beginnings is to provide a bright beginning for all Colorado children by helping families support their children's physical, emotional, and intellectual development during the critical first three years of life.
is the #1 most-visited website for children’s health and development. You’ll find links to related features created for parents, kids and teens.
To provide busy, caring adults with a means to encourage learning and enrich relationships with their children.
Parents and caregivers of young children understand that the early years are important, yet many aren’t sure how to encourage early learning, or feel they don’t have time to do what it takes to help their child succeed in school. Born Learning is designed as a tool for long-lasting community change that supports young children.
A directory that evaluates, describes and provides links to hundreds of sites containing child development research and practical advice. Topics are selected on the basis of parent recommendations; they cover all ages, from early child development through adolescence.
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Promotes health and safety in out-of-home child care settings throughout the nation.
Mission: help Near Northeast Denver families escape poverty and pursue their dreams. Upstream Impact is aligned with the nationally established Circles Campaign, which takes a community involvement approach to helping individual families move from poverty to permanent self-sufficency by surrounding them with middle andupper class volunteers from the local community who provide a structured atmosphere of support, access, learning, guidance, and resources.
In Boulder County, over 400 community members have been trained on the Bridges out of Poverty framework, 40 certified train-the-trainers, and several agencies will pilot Getting Ahead workshops for their Clients this spring. These initial agencies include Habitat for Humanity, Sister Carmen, Community Center, YWCA, Workforce Boulder, and Family Self-Sufficiency.