Family Connection

Empowering Families Everywhere

The Family Connection is a Home Visiting program available to all families in Henry and Washington Counties with a child age prenatal through age 5. We believe that parents are the first and most important teachers of children. Our home visits include both an educational component as well as a fun activity that helps children learn. Each home visit is personalized for your family. We also provide ongoing support and information about community referrals. Families are also able to earn incentives such as diapers and wipes.

Our services are free.

What is Family Connection?

Learn about the Family Connection and how our personalized home visits can support your parenting journey.

Parents as Teacher (PAT)

The Family Connection uses the nationally known, evidence-based program Parents as Teachers

Get Involved

The Family Connection supports community activities as well as providing group-based activities for families

Did You Know?

Get answers to all your questions and other frequently asked questions.
Protective Factors for Families

The Family Connection works to improve Protective Factors for families. Protective factors are skills that help families grow healthy and safe children. There are five Protective Factors. The Family Connection focuses on information and assistance to improve these areas.

It wasn’t until I started working with our parent educator that I realized just how far behind Layla was. Eventually, we got a diagnosis: autism. Parents as Teachers gave me the tools and information to move in the right direction. Those visits continue to make a huge difference for my daughter today. Paul Johnson, Parents as Teachers participant dad

Parental Resilience

The ability to cope and bounce back from all types of challenges

Social Connections

Providing emotional support & concrete assistance to parents

Child Development

Understanding Info about raising children & expected behaviors

Real Support

Get true support for services you need

Social Support

Help children to interact positively and communicate effectively

Connect With Us!
(319) 385-8126
Iowa State Extension Office Henry County, 127 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant IA 52641