This program supports children and families living in Scott County with youth ages 6-18. Youth served will have behavioral issues identified by the parent or caregiver. Services will include screening, assessment, information and referral, case planning through family team meetings, skill building, etc.
Bright Beginnings is an one-to-one home visitation program encouraging healthy pregnancies and successful parenting.
A Registered Nurse trained by Healthy Child Care Iowa is available to provide health and safety consultations to child care homes and centers in the area.
Scott County Kids Scholarships are available to help families finance their child care in a registered home or licensed center. Families qualify by income.
Our Family Advocate, Dawn Knutson, is the central contact person for families with children who have mental healthcare needs. She is here to help link youth and families to the right mental health providers and services in Scott County.
This program provides an assessment of all births at Genesis and health promotion visits to all families following the birth of a baby.
Head Start and Early Head Start provides education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families.
Scott County Kids Preschool Scholarships are available to provide financial assistance to families for preschool expenses.
The Scott County Kids Family Panel is a support group of community parents who meet to advocate for and receive education about children’s mental health. This group is open to all parents who have youth with mental health needs. There is also an annual Family Conference for families caring for youth with mental health needs.
This program provides a full-time Youth Transition Decision Making Facilitator to serve Scott County schools. YTDMs are a series of meetings in which the Team members are chosen by the youth. The goal is to support, encourage, and help the youth develop action steps to achieve their identified goals.
In addition to funding Early Childhood and Decategorization programs, Scott County Kids also helps families find the resources they need to support the mental and emotional health of children from birth to 18 years of age.
Dawn Knutson is our Family Advocate and the central point of contact for families and community members serving and caring for children with mental health concerns. This position also provides the community with various trainings, including Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid. Dawn connects families and providers with mental health resources in the community that meets their needs. She also provides the community with various trainings, including Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid. Learn more about the Family Advocate role.
For more information on youth mental health resources and trainings, visit our Resources page.
Looking for child care? Visit Iowa Child Care Resource and Referral
Looking for parenting guidance/help? Visit Parent Pals
Looking for child development services? Visit the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency