Children & Families

Healthy Families America

Our goal in our daily work is to promote child well being, strengthen families, and engage communities with intensive home visiting services that are proven to make a difference in the lives of children and families.

Public Health Solutions has partnered with the Department of Health and Human Serv​ices Nebraska – Maternal Infant, Early Childhood Home Visiting (N-MIECHV) to provide this evidence-based home visiting services to families in our five-county district. The visits begin during pregnancy or early infancy and continue until the child is three to five years of age. A highly trained professional will provide support, information, and guidance; helping to strengthen parent-child relationships and create a positive environment in which children can thrive. Participation is free and voluntary.

Participating Families Will Receive

Free one-on-one weekly home visits from friendly, highly trained family support specialists.

Understanding what to expect as a child grows, including regular developmental testing to make sure your child is developing as expected.

Everything you need to know about basic infant care

Fun activities to help you form a really strong bond with your baby.

Help for you to achieve personal goals for yourself and your family, such as education, employment, child spacing, better stress management, etc.

Linkages to community resources if you have needs for basic care or might benefit from other services.

Quarterly family socialization so you and your child(ren) can get to know other young families.

Support- your family support specialist will always be there for you so that you can be there for your baby.

Public Health Solution’s HFA program serves families living in Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Saline, and Thayer Counties and our offices are located at:

  • 516 Court St., Beatrice, NE 68310
  • 1320 G St., Geneva, NE 68361
  • 830 E. 1st Street, Suite 300, Crete, NE 68333.

Funding provided through the Department of Health and Human Services.

Rooted in Relationships

Rooted in Relationships is working to make sure that every infant, toddler, and young child (up to 8 years old) in our district will experience positive social and emotional development.

Currently implemented in Saline and Jefferson Counties, local coaches support early child care providers as they implement the Pyramid Model, an evidence-based framework that promotes social, emotional, and behavioral competence in young children. In addition, community stakeholder groups develop and implement long-range plans to support healthy early childhood social-emotional development through various parent trainings, family activities, and increasing awareness of resources for children and families in the community.

To learn more, please visit rootedinrelationships.org

Looking for a parenting class or training?

Our communities offer multiple opportunities to help support parents and caregivers as they build strong, positive relationships with the children in their lives.

Parents Interacting with Infants (PIWI) is a six-week class that supports parents in providing developmentally supportive environments for their children, building on natural interaction styles, and identifying goals that are blended into parent-child play.

Circle of Security-Parenting (COS-P) is an eight-week class to help parents and caregivers:

Understand their child’s emotional world by learning to read emotional needs

Support their child’s ability to successfully manage emotions

Enhance the development of their child’s self esteem

Honor the innate wisdom and desire for their child to be secure
You can find more information about COSP here: www.circleofsecurityinternational.com

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an evidence-based treatment for young children with behavioral problems. It is conducted through “coaching” sessions where the therapist provides in-the-moment coaching on skills you are learning to manage your child’s behavior.

Learn more about this specialized therapy here→

All of these parenting opportunities are offered at no cost to parents and caregivers.

To inquire about upcoming classes in your area, contact Megan Garcia at (402) 826-3880.