Grants Office Update: April 2021

Principal Investigator: Colleen Young
Department: Office of Child Development
Project Title: Partnerships for Family Support
Agency Name: Allegheny County

Award Dates: 7/1/20 – 6/30/21 
Amount: $140,000

The program seeks to enhance quality in a primary prevention system for families with young children in Allegheny County. The approach of this system is the implementation of the family support principles, which highlight community governed, designed, and improved services and activities. Cornerstones of the prevention system are the promotion of evidence-based home visiting and the use of the Protective Factors framework to strengthen families and improve the outcomes for young children. These additional funds have been awarded for work with parents, increasing communication between center staff and parents and to work with the Children’s Museum on a project connecting the museum to families.