Family Resource Center
Staff: Morgan Ward – Director
Location: Administration Building
What is a Family Resource Center?
Family Resource Centers have been created as part of
the Kentucky Education Reform Act. The intent of the centers is to
enhance students’ abilities to succeed in school by assisting children
and families to meet needs that impact on the education process. This
will be done by providing services at the Center, in schools and by
linking families to agencies in the community.
Who can use this Family Resource Center?
All services accessible through the family resource
center are available to all families with children who attend McDowell
Elementary School and McDowell Head Start.
What services does this Family Resource Center provide?
* Integrated services such as home visits, group
meetings, and monitoring child development for new parents and expectant
* Services to enhance parenting, educational and
vocational skills of preschool and elementary parents and preschool
services for their children.
* Health services and/or referral to health services. School physicals and immunizations administered.
* GED classes for persons interested in earning their GED.
* Family crisis and mental health services or referral to mental health services.
Goals of the Family Resource Center
A child’s success in school will promote lifelong health, security and happiness.
The Family Resource Center will assist families to identify and address barriers to success within the home and community.
The Family Resource Center will help families develop parenting skills so children can develop their full potential.
The Family Resource Center will encourage and develop social support networks to help families to be part of their community.