About Partners in Parenting
The reality is that a successful relationship takes hard work and a successful divorce takes even harder work. It’s difficult to stop being “intimate partners” and become two people working together to raise children. The good news is that with patience and persistence you can have a positive divorce. Having a good divorce means identifying the reality of your situation and focusing on creating a positive response for your family.
Partners in Parenting, created by Families First, is an interactive self-paced online educational course designed to teach effective parenting during the transitions of divorce and parental separation. The course addresses the developmental and emotional needs of children and emphasizes each parent’s responsibility to provide a nurturing and non-threatening environment for the child.
Our experience at Families First tells us that when we look at a separation through the eyes of our children we can make better choices that benefit all parties—especially children. Families First, a nationally recognized nonprofit, believes that resilience is the cornerstone of building strong families and strong communities. The Navigator Care Model is the foundation of our mission to “Build Resilient Families So All Children Can Thrive.” Families First supports clients at various points across the continuum of care including adoption, foster care, parenting, mental and behavioral health, supportive housing, and healthy start.
At the heart of this approach is Families First’s resilience screening tool to assess a person’s readiness to face life’s challenges and “to get back out there.” The screening helps the Navigators develop a personalized plan that focuses on building resilience with an understanding of participant’s needs in the realms of mental health, workforce development, housing, and an individual’s overall health and well-being.
The Navigators understand this can help open the doors to social and economic mobility and bring generational change.
Families First Approach to Building Resilience:
- Navigator Care Model
- Behavioral Health
- Forever Homes for Babies and Youth (Adoption and Foster Care)
- Positive Parenting
- Transitional Housing for Girls Who Are Parents (Second Chance Home)
- Transitional Housing for Homeless with Mental Instability (Shelter a Family)