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  • Family Self-Sufficiency Initiative

    The Family Self-Sufficiency Initiative is an initiative developed by Augusta Partnership for Children, Inc. to assist families in Richmond County, Georgia with building their capacity to become self-sufficient. The objectives for this initiative are for participants to have developed and/or strengthened:

    •  Problem solving and other soft skillsSupport networks
    • Linkages to community resources to address identified needs
    • Educational and/or employment opportunities
    • Stress reduction tactics

    These objectives are obtained through Getting Ahead curriculum training, Lunch & Learn sessions, case management and stress reduction therapy.

  • Great Start Georgia

    The Augusta Partnership for Children, Inc. offers two programs under the Great Start Georgia Framework designed to support expectant parents and families of children ages birth to age 5 in Richmond County. These two programs, funded through the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) with funds provided through the Department of Health and Human Services’ Maternal and Child Health Bureau, will further the on-going collaborative effort between APC and its partners to strengthen the maternal and early childhood system in our community.

    The two programs, First Steps Georgia and Parents as Teachers are described below.

    First Steps Georgia

    First Steps Georgia is a parenting support service for all families who are expecting a child or who have children less than five years of age. Through this program, the APC will provide families with:

    • linkages and referrals to community support services and
    • information in the areas of Maternal Health, Newborn/Child Health, Home and Child Safety, Community and Family Safety, School Readiness and Family Economic Self-sufficiency

    Parents as Teachers 

    The PAT model includes one-on-one home visits, monthly group connection meetings, developmental screenings, and a resource network for families. Parent Educators (APC staff) will conduct home visits using structured visit plans, an evidence based curriculum, and guided planning tools for a minimum of two years per family.

  • Promoting Safe & Stable Families (PSSF) Program

    Georgia’s Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program (PSSF) provides federal child welfare funding, training and technical assistance to help build state and community capacity to meet the needs of families at risk of child welfare intervention and families in crisis. Augusta Partnership for Children, Inc. provides parent education utilizing the Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) curriculum and family support in the form of case management. The goal of the program is to achieve better outcomes for children and their families who are at-risk.
  • Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Program

    Through funding provided by the Office of Adolescent Health, the Augusta Partnership for Children, Inc. its program partners are replicating evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs in Richmond, Burke, Jefferson, Washington and Wilkes counties to teen 13 – 19 years of age to reduce the incidences of pregnancy and STIs/STDs by 15% by 2020. APC, Inc. is also working with Champions, Community Advisory Groups and Youth Leadership Teams from each county, to increase community capacity to serve vulnerable youth in identified communities.