One of the objectives of the Wyoming MIECHV initiative is to build an integrated and comprehensive state system to support families with young children. A number of state, county, community and public/private stakeholders are combining forces to evaluate, strengthen and expand services to better meet family requirements, keep participants involved and reduce duplication of services.
Working collectively on a common agenda to address issues and concerns fosters meaningful, sustainable progress, lasting solutions and greater success for Wyoming families. The goal is to engage with expectant parents and families with children aged 3 years or younger in targeted counties, to identify needs and to plant the seed to continue the growth of parent support services in Wyoming into the future.
In addition, Parents as Teachers is partnering with the Northern Arapaho tribe to serve American Indian families in Wyoming with support from the Tribal Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (Tribal MIECHV).
The Wyoming Home Visiting Partnership includes:
Parents as Teachers: Serves as the grantee and lead for the project, coordinates with partners and provides ongoing administration, management, supervision, oversight, evaluation, support and technical assistance in developing and implementing the Parents as Teachers program in identified counties.
Wyoming Citizen Review Panel (WYCRP): Coordinates and manages implementation of the grant and administers Parents as Teachers home visiting services in Wyoming.
Wyoming Department of Health: Collects and disseminates vital data about the health and well-being of children and families.
Northern Arapaho Home Visiting Program: Works to improve outcomes—physical, intellectual, and emotional—for American Indian (AI) children residing on the Wind River Indian Reservation (WRIR) to help ensure that AI children and their families are healthy, successful, and happy.