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Parenting Education: What We’re Doing and What We’ve Accomplished October 2011

Our visionParenting Photo

DeKalb County adults participating in continual learning to improve themselves, their families and their community.

What we’ll accomplish

Increase the number of DeKalb County adults who participate in learning opportunities to enhance their parenting skills.

Data we’re using to measure progress

Annual number of DeKalb County teen and adult participants registered in activities and programs developed to enhance parenting skills.

  • Targets
  • 2011: Participation increase of 15%
  • 2012: Additional participation increase of 10%
Current status
  • Indiana’s child poverty rate has increased 16% from 2007.
  • 24 organizations are providing 37 learning programs and services that address parent skill training in DeKalb County.
  • Parent training resources are documented and categorized as ‘preparing for parenting’, ‘birth – age 5’,  school age’, and ‘teens’; brochure available at www.DeKalbLearningLink.org. Click on ‘Community and Parent Resources’ and ‘2011 Parenting Resources brochure’.
  • Need remains to publicize parenting resources and supports available to DeKalb County parents.
What we’re doing to achieve our goals
  • Administering a survey to gain feedback regarding organizational use of the Parent Resources brochure.
  • Published a 12-week series in The Star called “What’s In Your Parenting Toolbox?”; posted to Learning Link and DeKalb Central websites; seeking other organizations suitable for posting the “parenting toolbox” series to their websites.
  • Maintaining a comprehensive list of parenting resources and supports in DeKalb County.
  • In September 2011, 8 parenting education providers serving the DeKalb County public partnered with Children First Center at their Annual Ice Cream Social; attended by 250 children and their families.

Parenting Education Road Map PDF