Parenting… is back!
We are resilient! FIRC’s Parenting program focuses on helping parents overcome the challenges of raising a family in Summit County. We offer support groups and one-on-one home or virtual visits to connect you with resources, increase your knowledge of child development, promote positive parenting skills, meet other parents, and develop or strengthen your support network. We are here to ensure your family’s basic needs of food, housing, mental health, and health care are met so that you can thrive.
FIRC’s Parenting Peer Program
We are excited to launch FIRC’s revamped and re-imagined Parenting program! During the height of COVID, we had some time to pause and listen to what our families and community expressed they really needed. In response to the great feedback we received, we are slightly altering our program this year to focus on pregnant women and children ages 0-3, so as to not duplicate other great programs being offered in Summit County for kids ages 4+. We will continue to use Parents as Teachers and Partners for a Health Baby curriculum, activities, resources, and trainings. Our Parenting home/virtual visiting model utilizes a supportive and flexible framework where families are matched one-on-one with a FIRC Parent Peer and receive two, hour-long visits each month, for the duration of the program year (July 1st, 2022 – June 30th, 2023). FIRC aims to serve 42-44 total children this year and offer a variety of additional parenting supports.
PARENTING HOME/VIRTUAL VISITATION GOALS:
- Help parents become the first and best teachers to their children.
- Make connections to valuable resources and help families meet their basic needs.
- Increase parent knowledge of early childhood development and setting parenting/family goals.
- Provide social-emotional education, pro-social connections, workshops, and events.
- Provide early detection of developmental delays and health issues.
- Prevent child abuse and neglect.
We work with families that live in Summit County, Colorado, are pregnant women or have children ages 0-3, and are looking for support in any of the above-mentioned areas.
Events, Workshops & Groups/Circles
Parenting isn’t easy. We encourage parents to participate in workshops, events, courses, and more. Parents learn techniques and strategies to give their children the best start in life.
One of the most valuable learning experiences from our activities is the opportunity to connect with other parents. For instance, giving parents a chance to discuss strategies and challenges that other families are also facing. Workshops and events are offered throughout the year. Please look us up on Facebook for constant updates on activities near you. Please contact us for more information.
Parenting Tips by Text
Parents who sign up for FIRC’s Parenting Tips by Text support will receive a monthly alert for useful, local and relevant information. Resources include activities and events in our community, useful technical tools, important deadline reminders, program enrollments, and much more.
We use reliable resources to give parents relatable and real-life tips to support their children’s growth on a variety of topics.
(You don’t need an account to access resources, it just makes it easier to keep track of what you need)
For questions about parenting programs, contact FIRC.
News & Events
View our recent updates on parenting programs, initiatives, community results, and upcoming events.