Community Collaboration for Children

Are you worried about the children in our community? Where can you spend a short amount of time piecing together ideas to accomplish great things for our children? We need you to help the children in our community. Join your local CCC Regional Network.

What is CCC?

CCC focuses on the prevention of child abuse and neglect while strengthening the power of families, empowering families one step at a time, and encouraging communities to work together for the well-being of families.

How can you help?

You can have a voice through your local Regional Network as a parent member. 

What is the Regional Network and where do parents fit?

We are a group of concerned citizens trying to make a difference with the task of increasing the awareness of child abuse and neglect in our local communities.  Parents are a key piece of the puzzle necessary for all of the parts to fit together.

The Regional Network is given funds each year to assist us in our tasks.  The group meets regularly to make funding decisions about activities and programs that focus on prevention of child abuse and neglect.  We need representatives from all of our counties to help spread the funds as far and wide as we can.  In order to best do this, we need you to be involved in letting us know what is needed in your area.  You and other citizens in your community will benefit from having a voice in how, where, and when the funds are used.  Together we can put the pieces of the puzzle together. 

What are ways that parents have been involved?

  • Chairs and co-chairs
  • Secretary
  • Committee members  ( committees such as mini-grants review, Child Abuse Prevention Awareness, Budget and Planning, Fatherhood and Faith Based activities)
  • Recruiting and mentoring parents
  • Providing in-put
  • Opportunity to receive information
  • Stipend for parent participation at the meetings

Parents are provided the opportunity to become leaders in their own communities.   Parents know their children, what the community has to offer and what will help families to become successful. YOU ARE THE EXPERTS.  These are the pieces that you provide to complete the puzzle.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.”  Margaret Mead

What are some of the Regional Network activities?

Fatherhood activities

  • Activities and programs that focus on the importance of fathers in the lives of their children

Faith-Based activities

  • Programs that are provided by or partnered with faith-based organizations to spread awareness of child abuse and/or neglect in communities. 

Regional Network Funds

  • Provides programs, activities, and events to promote prevention of child abuse and neglect (with special programs held during April for Child Abuse Awareness month)

Regional Networks partner with community agencies to provide programming and activities.

What are services that are offered by CCC?

In addition to funds being provided for the Regional Network there are also funds made available for specific services in the community.

In-Home Based Services

Staff will meet with families to help them find the pieces that will improve parenting skills and connect them to resources. By finding these pieces families can learn to live safely together while meeting their immediate needs.

Family Team Meetings

Meetings that piece families, agencies, and community partners together to identify strengths, concerns, and to develop action plans to address issues related to the family.

Parent Education Program

Staff provides scheduled parenting classes to support, educate, and strengthen families.

Who may refer to these services?

  • In-Home Based Services, Family Team Meetings, & Parent Education
    • Self
    • Community Partners
    • Churches
    • Schools
    • Mental Health
    • Many Others…

What is the Statewide level of CCC?

Meetings are held 4 – 5 times per year which are centrally located in the state. Active parent members from local Regional Networks may attend the statewide meetings. These meetings provide parent members an opportunity for sharing, training, and receiving information.

How can you be involved?

The statewide CCC meeting has a parent group that meets to identify training needs, recruit additional parents, share information, and improve communication between parents and community partners.  

Download our In-Home services referral form, click here.
Download our Family Team Meetings referral form, click here.

For more information please contact our Regional Network Coordinator at (270) 766-8027.

*This project is funded, in part, under a contract with CHR with funds from CSBG Act of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.