Council RFP - DUE Friday, June 21, 2019 - Targeted In-Home Parent Education Services using Evidence-Based Parenting Curriculum

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
1:00 pm - 12:00 pm

Richland County Youth and Family Council 

For Service Provision

July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020

Full Request for Proposal available here

Purpose/Overview

In 2011, the Council established a pooled fund in which they could contract with service providers to provide evidenced based services to improve the well-being of children, maintain children safely at home, or if not at home, in the most family like setting within the community.

At this time, the Council is interested in proposals that provide supportive in-home parent education services to families at-risk of child abuse and neglect.  Evidenced based/evidence informed curriculum must be used.  Provide services based on community needs and resources. Services are strength-based and family-centered.  Act as mentors and provide intensive support, information, and modeling of effective parenting — all in the home of the family. Services are family centered and focus on:

•Parental resilience is developed through teaching problem solving skills, modeling effective parenting, providing 24/7 support and referrals to services.
•Knowledge of parenting and child development is encouraged and developed through sharing skills and modeling strategies. Individualized help is provided in the home with the children.
•Social connections are developed and fostered through social-support, building the individual relationship and connecting the parents to others through group meetings, activities, and referrals.
•Social-emotional competence of children is developed through strengthening of the nurturing capabilities of the family; interaction of parents with the children is observed and modeling is provided for support of the children’s competence.
•Ensuring safety of the children, including attention to medical, dental, and mental health care needs, as well as safe housing and freedom from child abuse, neglect, and domestic violence.

The program shall provide a professionally trained parent educator to go into the homes of families to provide in-home services, to families at risk of child abuse and neglect, on a regular, voluntary basis and provide parent education and resources to help families in the areas of child safety, improved parenting skills, improved problem-solving skills for both parents and children and enhanced social support systems. 

Between $45,000 to $75,000 is available for effective in home parent education. 

Collaboration between agencies is strongly encouraged. 

Additionally, the services proposed must be utilized for families and youth being referred by the Council or one of its funding agencies. 

Crisis stabilization services for youth who exhibit aggressive or violent behavior related to mental illness and/or intellectual/developmental disabilities who are at risk of out of home placement.  

RFP Schedule

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Date RFP released

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Letter of Intent due

Friday, June 21, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. (Noon)

Deadline for submitting Proposals

Week of June 24, 2019

Proposal Review

Week of June 24, 2109

Successful Applicant Notification

Week of June 24, 2019

Contract Negotiations

July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020

Program Implementation Dates

Friday, July 17, 2020

All final reports and deliverables




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