Great Plains Youth & Family Services, Inc.

​​​IMPROVING FAMILY LIFE, ​KNOWLEDGE, AND UNDERSTANDING

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​Goals

The parentPRO PAT - Great Plains Program seeks to:

*REACH families that are eager to learn how to care for their children

*LINK parents and children to early preventive medical attention

*PROVIDE support for first time parents, an exciting but potentially stressful time

*ASSIST families in developing appropriate expectations of their child's development and helps to nurture that development

*HELP promote parent-child bonding and attachment

​*BUILD bridges between families and community support systems through education and referral

The parentPRO PAT - Great Plains program  serves families in Kiowa, Greer, Jackson, Tillman, Beckham, and Washita Counties in Southwest Oklahoma.

Services

If you are expecting OR you have a child that is less than 6 years old, this program could be for you.  As a participant you will receive the following FREE services:

*Personalized home visits

*Prenatal care information

*Daily infant, toddler, and preschool care information

*Child health and safety information

*Positive and effective discipline techniques

*Child development information

*Nutrition information

Plus exciting and fun ideas for playtime as well as learning enhancements for parents and their children.  Your Parent Educator will provide you with books from our lending library at each home visit.

Events and Activities

​In addition to serving families, the staff in the parentPRO PAT - Great Plains program also participates in yearly events such as:

*Lil' Mr. & Miss Pumpkin Palooza Pageant

*Lil' Mr. & Miss Celebration of Freedom Pageant

*Back to School Bash

​*Community Baby Shower

*Kiowa County Kid's Fun Fair


The parentPRO PAT - Great Plains program also runs a diaper, wipe, and baby formula closet for parents with critical needs.  These items are gifted to families on an as needed, emergency basis.

The parentPRO PAT - Great Plains program served 47 families in 2015.

parentPRO PAT - Great Plains Wish List

*Diapers sizes 1 through 6

*Travel packs of diaper wipes

*Baby cereal

*Baby food

*Formula

*New unused bottles

​*New or gently used toys, puzzles, and books

parentPRO PAT - Great Plains

FREE Education and Support Program for Parents

If you or someone you know would benefit from these FREE services,

please fill out the form below to contact a

parentPRO PAT - Great Plains Parent Educator

How You Can Help

*Host a diaper and baby wipe drive through your work, church, or civic group

*Encourage expecting and new moms to enroll in the parentPRO PAT - Great Plains program

*Give a tax-deductible donation in honor of your children

*Donate gently used toys, puzzles, and books