ABOUT EMPOWERING PARENTS
Empowering Parents is an organization that provides parent aide services and familial assistance. We focus on a myriad of services to combat family violence while educating parents and families on increasing awareness of child development, building empathy and fostering nurturing behaviors in hopes of reducing current and future risk of abuse.
Empowering Parents helps parents effectively raise their children to be happy, healthy and safe while receiving services that are cost effective and combat child abuse and family violence.
Empowering Parents was initiated out of concern for adequate parenting services for the Jackson County area and surrounding counties. Jackson County Missouri has one of the highest rates of removal of children to foster care compared to the state average. There are parent aide programs within Jackson County, but currently there are no current programs in Jackson County which not only provide supervised visitation in conjunction with parent education, transportation, parenting classes, bonding assessments, anger management and batterer's intervention assessments and classes, mental health and substance abuse screenings and referrals, and life skills for parents that include parenting sober, resume writing, professional skill building and budgeting.