Promoting healthy, united families through support and education.
In Spring 2010, Erie Neighborhood House’s Little Village site became home to “Proyecto Cuídate”, one of Illinois’ Family Advocacy Centers under the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). Erie House’s Proyecto Cuídate is a program dedicated to family well-being. Through support and education on various topics that strengthen the individual and family unit, its goal is to prevent violence and family division. Proyecto Cuídate aims to reach all families, especially those residing in Little Village, Cicero, and Berwyn.
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The program has various elements composed of:
A national research-based initiative designed to protect children and youth from violence through learning
An intensive 12-session curriculum educating parents on children's development from birth through adolescence, effective parenting, and effects of acculturation on parent-children relationships
Working with school-age children to build social skills necessary to build positive relationships and lead healthy lives
Promoting a strong, empowered, resilient and healthy caretaker
Helping families deal with difficulties, adjustments, and past and present traumas
Sandy De Leon