Family Nurturing consists of two main programs; Community Collaborations for Children (CCC) and Access to Visitation. Community Collaborations for Children provides funding for community-based efforts that promote the safety and well-being of children and families. It provides funding to support a statewide network of community-based, prevention focused services for families and children. The child’s mental and physical health, safety and well-being are paramount concerns of CCC. Additionally, Community Action of Southern Kentucky, Inc. offers Access to Visitation Services in all 10 counties of the Barren River Region. Referrals can be from community partners, school systems, family courts, churches, and even directly from families who need the services.
The Community Collaborations for Children (CCC) In Home Program provides trained, in-home family service associates to work in the home on a short-term basis with families. The associates identify family strengths as well as areas of concern. The strengths based approach to in home services is designed to promote safe, stable, healthy families and to prevent child abuse and neglect. Program staff also assists families in their ability to utilize community resources. Referrals are accepted through community partners, including but not limited to DCBS. Self-referrals are accepted. Family service associates are also trained facilitators for group parenting classes.
The Barren River Regional Network is comprised of community partners and parents who work to reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect in local communities as well as to strengthen parents and families. Goals include but are not limited to: prevent child abuse and neglect, develop leadership roles for meaningful involvement of parents in development, operation, evaluation and oversight of programs and services, build awareness of child abuse and neglect, and targeting and educating the local community.
A key goal of CCC is to increase the strength and stability of families and to prevent child abuse and neglect, thereby keeping children safely in their homes.
Federal funds are distributed through the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Community-Based Services.
Services allow your family to meet in a neutral setting with an objective mediator to determine a visitation schedule for your child. Other uses of mediation conferences include conflict resolution, implementing of parenting plans, and coordination of visitation that may prevent the need for court involvement.
Includes the provision of established drop-off and pick-up locations where the transfer of children to and from supervised and/or unsupervised visitation can safely occur.
Includes the coordination and direct monitoring of visits between children and non-custodial family members. Services will be provided in a safe and family-friendly environment at designated sites within the region. Supervised Visitation can occur during daytime hours, evening hours, and on weekends.
Includes supervised visitation as described above in conjunction with parent education, mentoring, parenting plans, and counseling.
This project provides support and facilitates non-custodial parents’ access to and visitation of their children.
This program is partially funded by Federal funds distributed through the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Community-Based Services. Fees for services are based on income.