Family Support and Parent Education Domain

Increase Access

Family knowledge and capacity support children’s healthy development and learning.

As a council we will: 

  • Facilitate family connections to family support and education services in a coordinated and collaborative way, working with partners such as: Pyramid Model Leadership Team (PMLT), Family Advocacy and Support Team (FAST), Gunnison County Substance Abuse Prevention Program (GCSAPP), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Build a Generation (BAG), local libraries, the Center for Adult and Family Education (CAFÉ), and the new Health Coalition of Gunnison Valley.  
  • Provide parent education with partners, such as child care providers and Pyramid Model Leadership Team, so that adults understand and support children's learning and development, including education on the Early Learning Developmental Guidelines and social and emotional development.
  • Explore and facilitate development of a Family resource Center in Gunnison County, which would work closely with Multicultural Resource Services.
  • Promote family friendly policies in the workplace though supporting Gunnison and Hinsdale County Worksite Wellness programs and training on breastfeeding friendly status.
  • Promote family engagement and leadership opportunities within family support and education programs, schools, and communities.
  • Focus outreach efforts to reach parents who are not using licensed childcare, and other vulnerable populations.
  • Promote family strengthening programs that reduce child abuse and neglect.