Our youth-centered services focus on educating and enhancing each child, ensuring they are ready to succeed in school and life.
PARENTS AS TEACHERS
Attentive and nuturing caregivers are essential to healthy brain development in children.
Certified Specialists help parents and caregivers develop critical skills starting from the prenatal stage and continuing through kindergarten.
● Parent-Child Interaction
● Early Learning
● School Readiness
● Overall Family Well-being
Parents and caregivers need support to help children handle strong emotions, especially negative ones like anger and frustration.
Certified Specialists help parents and caregivers of children ages 3-12 handle typical child behavior concerns. Specialized curriculum also addresses specific needs related to autism and hyperactivity. Meals, transportation, and childcare are provided to participants.
● Emotional/Social Competence
● Problem Solving
● Learning Skills
● Preventing, Reducing, and Treating Aggression
PLAY & LEARN GROUP
To naturally develop key motor skills, socialization, confidence, and imagination, children need to play with other children.
Funded entirely by local donations, this program is open to all families in Lackawanna County.
● Experiential Learning
● Child Development
● Parenting Skills
SAFE CARE AUGMENTED
SafeCare® is a research-based parenting program for families with children from birth to five years. SafeCare Augmented includes motivational interviewing and domestic violence training.
Outreach’s Safe Care Augmented Certified Family Development Specialists support parents by providing information and coaching in three important
areas: parent-child interaction, child health and home safety.