Ina Maka Family Program:
Our Ina Maka Family visiting program for newborn and young children, offers families with American Indian/Alaskan Native children one-on-one time with trained Parent Partners who work with them to make sure they receive the support they need. We believe that parents are their child’s first and most important teachers. In our home visiting program we partner with families to encourage parent-child interaction, development-centered parenting and family well being.
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Parenting Classes and Support
Parenting your children can be difficult. We offer families with American Indian/Alaskan Native children one-on-one time with trained Parent Partners who work with them to make sure they receive the support they need.
Our mission is to support the well being of families by providing a culturally tailored early childhood home visiting program for urban American Indian/Alaskan Native children and caregivers in King County.
Ina Maka means Mother Earth in the Sioux language
Who can join?
To join Ina Maka you must be:
• Residents of King County
• Pregnant moms and families caring for native children 3 and under
• American Indian / Alaskan Native or raising an American Indian / Alaskan Native child
Why Home Visiting?
Its easy, its personal. Ina Maka’s unique home visiting program is completely voluntary. We work with you to make a schedule that works for you and the children you are raising. For most families, visits will be about one hour, twice a month.
Parent Partners work with all caregivers who are a part of the child’s daily life. During each visit your Parent Partner will assist you in playing with your
child and discussing a variety of topics. You can ask any questions or discuss concerns about child development or where to go for needed services.
To join contact:
Ina Maka Family Program Manager
Ina Maka Program Community Needs Assessment
Urban Indian Community Needs: Ina Maka Family Program is excited to share the results of our community needs assessment from Spring 2012. We want to thank the many community members and service providers that helped us create this document. We are currently using the results of this assessment to develop our new home visiting program and plan to begin services in early 2013. Please contact Katie Hess with any questions about the Community Needs Assessment and the Executive summary. firstname.lastname@example.org / 206-829-2239
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