Supporting breastfeeding today for a healthier Kansas tomorrow
This task force provides breastfeeding resource information and education to community members and healthcare providers; and Promotes breastfeeding policies and lactation areas at work sites for mothers returning to work.
The Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition, Inc. (KBC) is comprised of individuals from a wide variety of organizations, agencies, and private businesses all working collaboratively to promote and protect breastfeeding in order to improve the health of Kansas families. The KBC welcomes and encourages participation from anyone who is interested in breastfeeding advocacy in Kansas.
The goal of this campaign is to encourage more women to breastfeed their babies and for a longer duration by assisting our communities to become more friendly toward breastfeeding families. Take the pledge! This group meets regularly via teleconference and more information is available by calling (620) 793-1902, and asking for Bev.
Teen Pregnancy Initative
Resources for teen parents
These projects provide comprehensive case management services to pregnant and/or parenting adolescents in Kansas communities, prioritizing communities with greater numbers of adolescent Medicaid recipients. The projects aim to reduce the negative consequences of teenage pregnancy for teens and their children, to increase levels of self-sufficiency and goal-directedness relating to their own futures and that of their children, and to delay subsequent childbearing until completion of goals related to basic education/training or they reach the age of 21 years.
This group meets regularly via teleconference and more information is available by calling (620) 793-1902, and asking for Christy.
Creating positive relationships between fathers and their children
This initiative focuses on creating a spirit where every child has a 24/7 dad. We promote responsible fatherhood and healthy relationships through lived-experience, education, and skill-building. We work to increase access and use of local health care and wraparound services across multiple local Barton County and surrounding agencies.
This group meets regularly via teleconference and more information is available by calling (620) 793-1902, and asking for Bev.
The Fatherhood Initiative has the following goals:
Strengthen positive father-child engagement
Improve employment and economic mobility opportunities
Fosters responsible parenting and build healthy relationships, including couples and co-parenting and marriage.
Immediate Intervention Program
Creating positive outcomes
Youth Behavior Intervention
The Immediate Intervention Program uses an evidence-based curriculum giving youth the opportunity to discuss issues that affect them personally. They will meet with a professional on a weekly basis and services are offered free of charge. Services cover a range of topics to increase the youth's ability to build a variety of skills. Youth must be between 10-18 years old. For more information, please call Juvenile Services at 620-793-1930.
Communications & Goal Setting
Substance Using Behaviors
Handling Difficult Feelings
Building Strong Values
The Parent Project
Parents are the answer
The Parent Project
The Parent Project is a class that launched in Spring 2019 and is a parent's guide to changing destructive adolescent behavior. It reduces family conflict, juvenile crime, recidivism, and improves school attendance. They have solutions for critical issues like drug use, violence, bullying, truancy, sexuality, poor school performance, and conflict. To preview Unit 1 of Changing Destructive Adolescent Behavior, click here. For more information, please call Juvenile Services at 620-793-1930.