Adoption Resource Program
There are currently too many children in the state of Kentucky in out of home care. By making these children our top priority, we are committed to finding forever families who will be able to provide them with the love and nurturing they will need to become thriving individuals later in life.
Family Enrichment Center's Adoption Resource Program was created to build on the strengths and meet the needs of current and prospective foster and adoptive families. Our services are open to all families in the Two Rivers Region*.
Program services include:
Monthly foster and adoptive family trainings on the 2nd Thursday of every month on topics that are pre-approved by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services
A resource library with materials on adoption, foster care, special needs, and parenting
Recruitment of new foster and adoptive families via community outreach and local and social media outlets
Phone support and resource information to foster and adoptive families
Enrollment for "Building Foundations for Successful Parenting" foster/adoptive parenting classes for the Two Rivers Region
For questions about becoming a foster or adoptive parent or to enroll in classes, please call (270) 781-6714.
*Two Rivers Region consists of: Allen, Barren, Butler, Daviess, Edmonson, Hancock, Hart, Henderson, Logan, McLean, Metcalfe, Monroe, Ohio, Simpson, Union, Warren, and Webster counties.
PARENT EDUCATION CLASSES:
Parent Education Classes are offered by Family Enrichment Center as a 12-session, self-help course. The 12 class sessions are based on the Nurturing Parenting® Program’s evidence-based curriculum. The goal of the program is to assist parents and their children in enhancing their ability to care for themselves and others. Parents will focus on establishing structure, discipline and positive communication skills in order to become an even better parent! The Nurturing Parenting® Program developed by Dr. Stephen Bavolek is used during this 12-week parent education program and is designed to provide the skills necessary for improving parent/child relationships.
These classes are offered at NO CHARGE to the parent and meet requirements for the Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) and the court system. Both Day-Time and Evening Classes are offered for convenience. Parents MUST complete an enrollment form to register for upcoming classes. All classes are currently being offered online via Zoom.
PARENTS EDUCATION CLINIC/DIVORCE EDUCATION CLASS:
Parents Education Clinic is a one-time, court-approved class for divorcing parents in Warren and surrounding counties. PEC is designed to educate divorcing parents about emotional disruption. The program combines video, activities, skill development, discussion, and other proven techniques to provide guidance for a successful journey through divorce. Goals of the PEC program include:
to make parents aware of their children’s needs and fears at the time of separation/divorce.
to give parents ideas and skills to be able to co-parent while going through the divorce and afterward.
to help parents focus on their children during this stressful time.
PEC meets on-line via Zoom the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 5:30-7:30 pm. The ONE-TIME class lasts approximately two hours and the cost is $25.00 per person.
Parents MUST pre-register by calling the Family Enrichment Center at: (270) 781-6714 or you can email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Acceptable Payment Methods:
Cash or check delivered to 1133 Adams Street, Bowling Green, KY 42101
Credit Card over the phone: 270-781-6714.
Credit Card Authorization Form emailed or faxed to 270-842-5831.
In-Home Parent Education
Parents as Teachers is a nationally recognized program where parent educators go into the home of parents and teach them what to expect as their child develops. This program is based upon the philosophy that a child's parents are his or her first, and most important, teacher. Research shows this program increases school readiness and can be a factor in preventing child abuse. Expectant families and families with children ages birth to kindergarten receive personalized home visits from a trained parent educator.
Safe Spot serves to provide safe locations throughout Warren County where children can go for help and protection, to identify safe places within the county by placing a "Safe Spot" logo in the window of cooperating businesses and to educate children and parents on safety guidelines needed to reduce the risk of non-family abductions.
As many of you may remember, this program was launched in Warren County shortly after the abduction of Morgan Violi. When this happened, many of us realized that we as a community had to make more of an effort to educate our children and other adults on how to prevent child abduction.
It is our hope that we can provide our community with a true sense of security and peace for our children. Family Enrichment Center and those involved with the program are committed to the integrity and welfare of each child that may live or visit our community.
For more information or to become a member of Safe Spot please call 781-6714.
Supervised Visitation Services
Family Enrichment Center provides visitation supervision for families that have custody, reunification, domestic violence, child abuse, or other family issues. Visitations may be referred by the courts, social services or self referred. We conduct visits Monday through Sunday by appointment. Fee schedules and availability can be obtained by calling our office at (270) 781-6714.
Wee Care Childcare Center
Wee Care Childcare Center
1135 Adams St.
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101
Wee Care is a non-profit childcare program operated by Family Enrichment Center for the primary purpose of providing quality, early education and providing affordable childcare to families in the community. Wee Care is a licensed center and serves children ages six weeks to five years. Children are enrolled based on a set of seven criteria and are accepted on a first come, first served basis. When at full capacity, a waiting list is established. Enrollment criteria, fee schedules, applications, and curriculum are available upon request. For more information, please phone (270) 781-7031.
Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky says that "high quality childcare programs can mitigate factors associated with child abuse and neglect, including but not limited to, stress and social isolation". This is the goal of Wee Care Childcare Center. Once a family enrolls a child in Wee Care, the family is encouraged to participate in other programs, such as Parents as Teachers or our Parenting Classes. The goal is to provide safe, nurturing childcare while strengthening the family’s life as a whole.
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