Thursday, October 23, 2008

Target Makes Grant To Health Department

Family Violence Prevention Materials To Be Purchased

LABELLE, FL. -- The Hendry and Glades County Health Department - Healthy Families Program announced a partnership with Target® in recognition of its efforts to help parents create a safe and nurturing environment for their children.  The grant from Target will be used to purchase educational videos, curriculum and literature in family violence prevention. 

The Healthy Families Program at the Hendry and Glades County Health Departments offers home visiting services to parents-to-be and new parents, who wish to learn about positive parenting techniques, their child's development, parent-child activities and community resources.  Home visitors use age appropriate curriculum with parents in the home at a time that is convenient for the family. 
The educational material from Target® will be used at home visits and at parent meetings to help parents learn about, stress and how it affects parenting, positive communication, anger management, etc. 
This grant is part of ongoing efforts by Target to strengthen families and communities throughout the country. Since opening its doors, Target has given 5 percent of its income to organizations that support education, the arts, social services and volunteerism. Today that translates to more than $3 million every week.

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