• 08 JUN 17
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    Bear Valley Community Healthcare District’s Mom & Dad Project receives additional funding:

    Bear Valley Community Healthcare District’s Mom & Dad Project receives additional funding:

    BIG BEAR, CA May, 2017- Bear Valley Community Healthcare District’s Mom & Dad Project is pleased to announce that they have received additional funding from First 5 San Bernardino and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. Funds will be used to continue Parent Education and Resources services to residents of the Big Bear Community

    In February 2017, The Mom & Dad Project Program Director, Megan Meadors, received an invitation from First 5 San Bernardino to extend the current contract. Upon her acceptance The Nurturing Parent Program and Case Management services will continue to benefit parents and caregivers in the Big Bear Valley. The Mom & Dad Project is currently in a contract with First 5 San Bernardino that was scheduled to end in 2018. The additional funding extends the contact to 2020.

    Additionally, Dad Project Community Educator, Jeff Tunnell applied for and was awarded his first grant to help the project continue offering services for Dad’s in Big Bear. Jeff says,“This grant from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians demonstrates their interest in supporting our efforts to strengthen families by giving dads and male role models the tools needed to become exceptional fathers. Strong families build strong communities.”

    For more information, please contact Mom & Dad Project Program Director, Megan Meadors (909) 878-2324. Anyone that is interested in The Mom & Dad Project’s classes or services may contact (909) 878-2326 for additional information.”

    About The Mom & Dad Project:

    The Mom & Dad Project is a parenting education and resource center operated under the umbrella of the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District. We currently are housed with the Family Health Center, WIC, Insurance/Health Navigator, Reach Out and Read, Car Seat Program and Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP) in the Brenda Boss Family Resource Center located at 41820 Garstin Blvd, Big Bear Lake CA 92315. In January 2017, we also opened our Rural Health Clinic that houses the area’s only dental care for our most vulnerable population. We are currently the only agency in Big Bear focusing on health outcomes for children by reducing the risk of child abuse and neglect.

    In 2006, The Mom & Dad Project began implementing the evidence based Nurturing Parenting curriculum. We currently run Nurturing Prenatal classes, Nurturing Fathers classes and Nurturing Skills for Families classes throughout the week. Along with these classes our Community Educators use a case management system called the Family Development Matrix (FDM) to empower the family to meet their most basic needs, establish a medical and dental home as well as help with continued education and job training.

    We believe that quality healthcare starts with prevention and early intervention. As we know child maltreatment is a significant public health problem, affecting hundreds of millions of children globally. It has been linked to a variety of short- and long-term health consequences, including poor physical and mental health, changes to brain architecture and development, altered biological factors, reduced cognitive ability and educational achievement, and impaired psychosocial functioning. The mission of the Mom & Dad Project is that families in Big Bear are safe, healthy and thriving members of our community, and we are committed to making that happen one family at a time.

    For more information please call 909-878-2326 or visit our website at www.momanddadproject.com

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