Interested families will first complete a short parentPRO assessment with a Parent Engagement Specialist or on parentPRO.org. If home visiting is a good fit for a family, a referral is made to a local home-visiting program or if home visiting is not a good fit, other community resources are provided to help meet the needs of the family.
ParentPRO opens the door to home visiting for Oklahoma! We connect those who are pregnant for the first time and parents, with children from birth to five years, with local home visiting programs based on family needs and program requirements. All services are started on a voluntary basis. To help remove some of the mystery, we’ve put together this short document on the process.
Once the referral is received by a local home visiting program, a representative from that agency will reach out by telephone to introduce themselves and schedule the first visit. They will provide an overview of the program and other information that may be valuable.
The family will meet with their assigned home visitor and begin working through the program curriculum. The length of the service depends on the program, so be sure to ask your home visitor.
After the family has successfully completed the home visiting program, they will be provided with additional resources that will help continue to support the family’s success.
Family Support & Prevention Services
Oklahoma State Department of Health
1000 NE 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1299
Tel: (405) 271-7611 or toll free (877) 271-7611
A: parentPRO is a resource that connects parents and caregivers with free, voluntary family support in your community in the comfort of your home.
Q: What can I expect from parentPRO?
A: parentPRO will connect you with a family support program staffed by specifically trained professionals who teach parenting skills and child development as well as reduce stress and nurture your child.
Q: Who can enroll?
A: Pregnant women, moms, dads, and guardians of young children from birth to kindergarten.