Intervention

Snake River Children's Advocacy Center

     The Snake River Children's Advocacy Center (SRCAC) is a program founded and housed by Help, Inc.  The SRCAC is designed to assist professionals and families by offering one location to interview victims of child abuse, and provide forensic medical exams, and assist with other necessary services for both children and their families.

FACILITIES

     SRCAC is a state of the art facility that provides a safe, child-friendly environment to coordinate services for victims of child abuse and their families.

EXPERTISE

     The SRCAC staff members are trained forensic interviewers and work amongst highly skilled professionals in the area of child abuse including: prosecutors, CPS, Law Enforcement, SANE, etc.

ADVOCACY

     The SRCAC employs a family advocate whose priority is to promote the safety, health, and well-being of children and families served through the Advocacy Center.  The family advocate offers resource/referral information, support, and education for victims and their families.

ADVOCACY INCLUDES:

     Navigating the System Support Group

     Assistance in completing Crime Victim's Compensation Application

     Support at court.

 

Prevention

Parenting Classes

     Help, Inc. offers a variety of on-site and in-home parenting classes available for parents and/or caregivers.  Call for available classes.

SOME CLASSES INCLUDE:

     Postive Parenting - a general parenting class appropriate for parents/caregivers of children from toddlers to teens.

     Right from the Start - ideal for first time parents with children 6 months or younger.

EL VALOR DE LOS PADRES

     A program that supports Spanish speaking families through English as a second language instruction, parenting information, and community resources.

EDUCATING THE COMMUNITY

     Help, Inc. offers education for the community on various topics in regards to the children and families.  This education is not only for parents but also for professionals who need training and resources to better their families and children.

CASE MANAGEMENT

     Help, Inc. is contracted by Region 7 Child Protective Services to provide case management to "at risk" families with children.

 

Parents & Teachers (PAT)

     PAT helps parents understand their child's development and teaches parents how to encourage learning and success in school and life.  Parents are their children's first and most influential teachers.  Developmental Screenings for children are also available as part of the PAT curriculum.

VISION:

     All children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential.

MISSION:

     To provide the information, support, and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life.

PROGRAM GOALS:

     Increase parents knowledge of early childhood development and improve parenting practices.

     Provide early detection of developmental delays and health issues.  Increase children's school readiness and school success.

You can be involved with PAT through:

     Group Meetings

     Home Visits

 

Parent Information Resource Center (PIRC)

     Help, Inc. provides a Parent Information Resource Center library that is accessible to the public at no cost.  This includes such items as toys, and children's books, as well as information on various parenting issues.  Developmental Screenings for children are also available.  Help, Inc. also offers parenting classes and workplace seminars on family parenting.

 

Additional Services

CRISIS LINE

     (208) 521-4999

     The Help, Inc. Crisis Line is available 24 hours, 7 days a week for emergency situations.