Family services are designed to strengthen the family unit and incorporate the following five evidence-based protective factors: parental resilience, social connections, concrete support in times of need, knowledge of parenting and child development, and social and emotional competence of children.
Emerson Family School
1504 Louisville Street
Starkville, MS 39759
J. L. King Center
700 Long Street
Starkville, MS 39759
ADULT EDUCATION & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
Classes provide assistance to adults seeking a high school equivalency, high school diploma (on-line), and/or Work Keys certification. Classes are offered at Emerson Family School Monday – Thursday 8:00 – 5:00 and until 8:00 PM on Tuesdays. Classes are offered at J. L. King Center Monday – Thursday 8:00 – 12:00 PM.
We offer classes and workshops on topics include parenting, responsible fatherhood, financial management, etc.
Support groups allow parents to receive and provide support and information from other parents who have similar issues and problems come together for sharing coping strategies. Using the relaxed, informal Parent Café model, these support groups offer adults an accepting environment as they learn from each other.
Our team provides one-on-one personal support to help parents deal with the stress associated with caring for infants, information on normal development of infants, and techniques for bonding with your child.
FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER
The Family Resource Center affords parents the opportunity to check out resource materials such as parenting, marriage and relationships and financial management, as well as laminate instructional materials and use dye cuts for home-based activities with their children. Family interactive activities provide fun learning activities for the whole family. The center is open year-round, Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 5:00.
Respite services provide parents of young children childcare support while attending adult education classes, job interviews, doctor visits, etc. These services are provided for families 4 mornings a week, 8:00 – 12:00.
Our referral services link families to community agencies to help them secure support for basic needs (e.g. housing, food, clothing, medical needs, etc.).
COMMUNITY RESOURCE GUIDE
This helpful guide provides families information about other support services in the community. Click here to download the guide.