Community Collaboration for Children
Northeast’s Community Collaboration for Children (CCC) services are designed to be community-based services that promote the safety, well-being, strength and stability of children and families; while focusing on increasing the awareness and preventing child abuse and/or neglect. These services address the children’s physical, mental, emotional and educational needs in addition to helping families move toward healthy long-term safety and stability.
CCC staff conduct parenting classes and provide in-home services. Because participation in the program is voluntary, following a discussion with the referral source about the program’s services, the family needs to consent to participate. The CCC In-Home Specialist, together with the referral source, will work with each family to help meet their specific goals. Such services may include:
- Improving parenting skills
- Reduced parent stress and isolation
- Encouraging parent involvement in children’s learning
- Providing greater access to resources
- Improving family communication
- Decreasing risky behavior in children
Northeast’s CCC program strives to make an already a difficult situation as easy as possible by treating each party with respect and assisting in any way we can to help meet their case goals. Our staff provides coaching and mentoring for parents in all areas of need to ensure family stability. Meetings are held in the least intrusive environment for the family, such as the family’s home, church, library, a friend’s home, or schools. The in-home services goal are met through meeting with the family for two to three hours per week for an average of eight weeks, based on interventions that are aimed at assisting families in learning to live together in an environment that is safe and nurturing.
Referrals can be made by any community partner, DCBS, or a family can refer themselves to the program.
Along with services, CCC requires a Regional Network in each service area. The Regional Network has established goals of child safety and family stability and is comprised of community partners and parents who work together to reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect. The primary responsibility of the network is to reach out within local communities to build the awareness of the importance of preventing the abuse and/or neglect of children.
All services are provided in the FIVCO Region of Northeast Kentucky and include Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Greenup, and Lawrence counties.
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Head Start is a federally funded program designed to serve at-risk children and their families by implementing approaches and practices that are necessary to help young children grow up safe, healthy, and eager to learn. Northeast Head Start has successfully provided comprehensive child development services for low-income preschool children and their families since 1965. Services include education, nutrition, health, medical, dental, parental involvement and social services. Services are also made available to special needs children.
Northeast Head Start promotes the school readiness of low-income children by enhancing their cognitive, social and emotional development in two ways:
1. The learning environment supports children’s growth in language, literacy, mathematics, science, and emotional functioning, creative arts, physical skills, and approaches to learning, and
2. Each family is provided with health, educational, nutritional, social and other services when necessary
Head Start children also receive medical and dental care, enjoy healthy meals and snacks, and enjoy structured indoor and outdoor activities in a safe setting.
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Health Benefit Assister
The Kentucky Office of Health Benefit Exchange (KOHBE) was established to
oversee the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange Program, which is part of the Commonwealth’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Through the exchange, individuals and small businesses in Kentucky can be connected to HealthCare.gov to shop for health insurance, compare costs and plans and apply for premium subsidies and tax credits.
Health Benefit Assisters provide assistance to consumers with enrolling for healthcare insurance coverage through the federal healthcare exchange. The Assisters will also work with consumers to receive premium tax credits and cost-sharing reductions and to enable eligible small businesses to receive tax credits, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations. Assisters help clients to compare private insurance plans or find out if they qualify for Medicaid or if the children qualify for KCHIP (Kentucky Children’s Health Insurance Program).
No sales of any kind is involved in this program and all services are provided to the general public at absolutely no cost, regardless of income eligibility.
Lonnie M Click and Owen M Fielding Memorial Scholarship
Scholarships are awarded each year to area students who fall within the economic guidelines. Students must be accepted at an accredited facility of higher education or vocational school and must reside within our five county service area.
Applications are available during the month of February of each year. Applications may be obtained from the Guidance Counselor of each high school in Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Greenup or Lawrence County. Applications may also be obtained by calling the Central Office and requesting one. The deadline to submit the completed application is March 31.
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The Northeast Catering Program prepares and delivers nutritional meals to Title III Senior Centers and Nutrition Sites in five counties, Head Stat Classrooms, Adult Daycare Centers, as well as meals for local activities and events. Meals are delivered to the five Senior Centers and three Nutrition Sites meet the specifications set forth in the “Meal Standards for the Older American Act” published by the Cabinet for Human Resources, Division of Aging Services. Meals prepared for the Northeast Head Start classrooms meet the guidelines established by the Child and Adult Care Food Program and Head Start Performance standards.
Northeast Catering Program provides a hot nutritious meal to senior citizens and Head Start children, who in some cases would not have the resources to have a hot meal everyday. In addition to our meal services, the Senior Citizen Centers, which are operated by another agency, provides a place for socialization and fun activities for our senior citizens.
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