Washington Health System

Children's Therapy Center Family Support & Information Center
The Children’s Therapy Center Family Support & Information Center provides help to parents and caregivers of children with serious medical conditions. This program is provided through a Family Resource Coordinator that works directly with families to provide resources specific to their needs. This program is important because there is a great need for the Family Support and Information Centers for families so that they are not overloaded with information from other care providers. The results of this program are to provide support and information for almost 100 children/families annually, addressing their individualized needs and create or collaborate almost 20 opportunities annually for families to network with agencies relevant to their child’s diagnosis.

Teen Outreach ECHO (Educate Children for Healthy Outcomes) 
The Teen Outreach ECHO program provides a proactive, evidence-based early intervention program that seeks to reach young people and their parents before the child is engaging in risky behavior. This program is provided through one-on-one weekly meetings with each child in their homes. This program is important because there is no other program providing one-on-one educational mentoring in Washington County. The outcomes of this program include improved culture for educational success in both the mentee and the mentee’s family, improved school attendance, improved QPA (academic standing), graduation, avoidance of drug/alcohol use, delaying sexual involvement and early childbearing, enhanced decision making, refusal and problem-solving skills, and improved self-concept as measured by the Piers Harris Self-Concept assessment. 

Teen Outreach Peer Education                                                                                                                                          
Teen Outreach Peer Education program provides community young people with an avenue for growth, education and mentoring. This program is provided through all 14 school districts in Washington County. This program is important because it opens an educational door for many teens that would not be available in any other way. The outcomes of this program are to be able to communicate with others to enhance awareness and learning, articulate at least 4 areas where teens and adults can make connection in today’s world, and discuss at least 3 cutting edge topics vital to teen growth.