The Parent-Child Involvement Project (PChIP) of Listen To Kids works to reduce the negative effects of domestic violence on children by strengthening the parent-child relationship. With a focus on children ages 0 to 12 – and their siblings, this project provides emotional support, parenting skills education, developmental guidance, advocacy and assistance in creating safe and stable homes and communities.
PChIP Services Include:
- Parent-Child Support: home and community based therapeutic services for families. Parent-Child Specialists offer in home support generally centered around therapeutic play, art and other child focused activities intended to heal the parent-child relationship and problems associated with child exposure to violence. Services can also include additional forms of support, such as: restraining order attainment and court attendance, help navigating child welfare, school support including IEPs, safety planning, some crisis management, collaboration with other service providers, etc.
- Mom Power: Parent Child groups for safe parents and children, intended to create supportive communities for mothers and children, provide education and support around parenting and domestic violence, build the mother-child relationship, and develop positive social skills for children.
In order to qualify for PChIP services, families must:
- Have experienced domestic violence (physical, verbal and/or emotional forms of abuse)
- Have at least one child between the ages of 0-12
- Not be living with the abusive person
- PChIP services are free of charge and do not require insurance, billing or diagnoses. Service goals are established collaboratively with families, including length of involvement and desired outcomes. All services are voluntary and confidential.
For more information, contact:
Early Childhood Program Manager