Nurturing Parenting Program:
Intensive 16-lesson program of parent education including regular observations of parent-child bonding, interactions, and demonstrated use of skills learned with child(ren).
Strengthening Families Program:
Multi-family education/support provided in-home through 8 lessons focusing on appropriate discipline, communication, substance abuse awareness, and positive coping skills for families with school age children.
Power of Positive Parenting (Triple P):
A parenting curriculum that offers simple and practical strategies to help parents build strong, healthy relationships, confidently manage their children's behavior, and prevent problematic behavior.
Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI):
An attachment-based, trauma-informed behavioral intervention system designed to meet the complex physical and emotional needs of vulnerable children.
Family Skills Building:
Education, training, and resources designed to meet the particular needs of each family, in both duration of services and issues to be addressed, building upon the existing strengths of the family.
Mondays, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursdays 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mondays, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursdays, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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NEW WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITY:
Family Skills - beginning August 23:
Wednesdays 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
At our MCC location:
Mount Olive Baptist Church
3007 Enterprise Blvd
Call (337) 263-3274 for more info!
This program operates through neighborhood outreach events by building rapport with local residents and bringing awareness to available community programs and services. MCC staff offer assistance with applying for and accessing resources that help strengthen families and avoid involvement with the child welfare system. Short-term case management is available for families needing additional support.
Walk-ins to our MCC offices are welcomed, but appointments are encouraged! Our hours of operation are subject to change, based on community needs and outreach events.
Mount Olive Baptist Church
3007 Enterprise Blvd, Suites G & H
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Phone: (337) 263-3274
Hours of Operation:
Mondays: 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Tuesdays: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesdays: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
***Family Skills Workshop***
12:30-2:30 pm, every Wednesday
Beginning August 23rd
Fridays: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Providing caregivers with information, education, and referrals to a wide range of services and supports. The goal is to maximize the caregivers’ ability to provide safety and stability and, if needed, permanency for the child(ren) placed in their home.
Upon meeting eligibility criteria, KNP may offer short-term assistance for a variety of issues that could jeopardize the family’s ability to safely maintain the children in the home. These critical needs most often include emergent utility assistance, rental assistance or deposits, clothing, school, or educational supplies, and transportation assistance for caregiver or children’s appointments,
Referrals are received from Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), Families in Need of Services (FINS) through the Office of Juvenile Justice Services, kinship organizations, families within the community. and other organizations to assist families with relative children in their care.
The Parent Partner Mentor Program is a unique approach to empowering and engaging biological parents to work more effectively with the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) and the child welfare system.
A Parent Partner Mentor is someone who has previously been involved with DCFS due to child abuse or neglect and has successfully resolved those issues.
Offering encouragement, advocating for, and fostering cooperation between the family and their DCFS caseworker(s) are the main objectives.
Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians conduct car seat checks and safety education for the general public. These events are held throughout the year and across the state -- dates, times, and locations vary.
Alternate visitation venue for families involved with LA Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), and are required to participate in supervised visits with their children as a part of their case plan for reunification.