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Healthy Start/Healthy Families

What is Healthy Start/Healthy Families?
 
Healthy Start/Healthy Families Support is a voluntary home visitation/family support program offering services to all new families during the prenatal period and/or at the time of birth.
 
Families with few, if any, risk characteristics are offered short-term assistance. More intensive family support services extending through the early childhood years are reserved for families whose multiple characteristics place them at risk for poor child and family outcomes.
 
Healthy Start/Healthy Families is designed to increase the number of children ready for school, increase parenting skills, improve the family's support system and family functioning, and decrease the likelihood of child maltreatment. A comprehensive assessment system is used to systematically identify high-risk families. An independent evaluation is performed annually by NPC Research.

What is the Healthy Start/Healthy Families Advisory Board?

The Douglas County Healthy Start/Healthy Families Advisory Board advises the local program, and reports to the Douglas County Commission on Children & Families (DCCF) its recommendations in planning, implementation, policies, and assessment of Healthy Start/Healthy Families program services, and the role of Healthy Start/Healthy Families in Douglas County’s local early childhood system of supports and services.  Each county is required to have a local Healthy Start/Healthy Families Advisory Committee, which may be the local Early Childhood Team.

The Healthy Start/Healthy Families Advisory Board has a wide range of skills and abilities and provides a heterogeneous mix of skills, strengths, community knowledge, professions, age, race, sex, gender, and ethnicity.  Membership includes direct representation by community members, including a representative of the medical profession, and program participants.  Healthy Start/Healthy Families providers/contractors/staff may provide Healthy Start/Healthy Families program information to the Healthy Start/Healthy Families Advisory Board but may not participate in board decisions on advising the program or preparing reports to the DCCF.

Douglas County's Healthy Start/Healthy Families Advisory Board is chaired by Steve Schenewerk of Douglas County Commission on Children & Families.  Members include the following:

 

ADVISORY BOARD

MEMBERS

                         TITLE/ORGANIZATION

Schenewerk, Pastor Steve Advisory Board Chair,            Douglas County Commission         on Children & Families
   
Brausam, Matt Special Education Administrator
Dunbar, Aaron Roseburg Police Department

Eads, Gary

McDonald's Restaurants,

Owner Eads Enterprises

Hahn, Pastor Rick  

Vine Street Baptist Church

Larkin, Tim  

Principal, Canyonville Elementary School (South Umpqua School District Reading First & Title Program Coordinator)

Lewis, Lisa Oregon Dept. of Human Services

Marshall, Dawnelle

Douglas County Health Dept.

Short, Maureen

Program Director, Head Start

 
NON-VOTING MEMBERS  
Hardin, Karin Healthy Start/Family           Development Center
Rinaker, Deborah RN, Mercy Medical Center
Stutes, Charlene Family Development Center
Wesenberg, Gillian CCF Director
 
 

 



 

Minutes

Council Chair

Steve Schenewerk
Douglas County  Commission on Children & Families

Staff

Director
Douglas County Commission on Children & Families
541-957-4622

Address:
1036 SE Douglas
Room 7
Roseburg, OR  97470

Fax: 541-957-4648

Policy & Procedures:

2010 Douglas County Healthy Start/Healthy Families Policy and Procedures Manual

2011 Healthy Start - Healthy Families of Douglas County Policies & Procedures Manual

2012 Healthy Start~Healthy Families of Douglas County Policies & Procedures Manual