Mission:- Our mission is to promote and support quality early childhood services (birth to age 8) for all families in the Early Childhood Connections service area.
Vision: - Our vision is to have
every child be a happy, confident, and successful individual.
GCC works with multiple programs/initiatives listed below to be a coordinator for the local community & share those resources that are avaiable with the public.
Parents Interacting With Infants (PIWI) is an evidenced based set of practices based on beliefs (a “philosophy”) about families, children, and helping relationships. The objectives of PIWI are to increase confidence, competence and positive relationships for parents and children ages 0-2. It does so by keeping the parent-child relationship at the center and by supporting responsive, respectful parent-child interactions.
Circle of Security-Parenting (COS-P) is a relationship based early intervention program designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children. It is intended to help caregivers increase their awareness of their children’s needs and assess whether their own responses meet those needs. COS-P is based extensively upon attachment theory and current affective neuroscience. It is also a basic protocol that can be used in a variety of settings, from group sessions (8 weeks) to family therapy to home visitation.
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an empirically-supported treatment for children ages 2 to 7 that places emphasis on improving the quality of the parent-child relationship and changing parent-child interaction patterns. One primary use is to treat clinically significant disruptive behaviors. In PCIT, parents are taught specific skills to establish a nurturing and secure relationship with their child while increasing their child’s prosocial behavior and decreasing negative behavior.
Rooted in Relationships (RiR) is an initiative that partners with communities to implement evidence-based practices that enhance the social-emotional development of children, birth through age 8. RiR supports many initiatives in our community.
The Communities for Kids (C4K) initiative was created in
response to community requests for assistance with shortages of high-quality
early care and education programs — shortages that both impact children’s
optimal development and pose a challenge for communities hoping to attract
and retain the viable workforce they need to thrive.
The C4K initiative aims to partner with communities’ public and private entities to support and coordinate planning for access to high-quality early care and education for all children birth through age five. These partnerships will be customized to address each community’s unique assets and needs—so each community can grow and prosper well into the future.
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Dakota County Community Response
115 E 28th Street
S Sioux City, NE 68776
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I, _________________________________, authorize the release of my information to Dakota County Community Response and their affiliated partner agencies & Coaches.
The below list is not all inclusive. Based on client needs, Dakota County Community Response and its agents/coaches may determine that information may need to be released to other organizations for the purpose of completing tasks or activities that the client may have requested or initiated with their application for assistance.
Partner Agencies: Center for Siouxland, City of South Sioux City, Equus Workforce Solutions, Heartland Counseling Services, Immigrant Legal Center, Nebraska DHHS, Nebraska Legal Aid, NENCAP, Siouxland Community Health Center, South Sioux City Housing Agency, South Sioux City Schools, Unity in Action
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I, _______________________________, authorize and understand that I have been made aware of Dakota County Community Response HIPAA privacy practices. As Dakota County Community Response operates in the state of Nebraska, the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) monitors HIPAA disclosure for the purpose of rendering & engaging in services. My signature on this form grants access and disclosure to my own personal or children’s PHI (Protected Health Information) for the purpose of completing or rendering services via Dakota County Community Response.
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I have read the foregoing Waiver and Risk Agreement, Client Release of Information & HIPAA Disclosure & Release. I fully understand the terms and that I may have given up legal rights by signing this document. I sign it freely and voluntarily with the intent to be bound to the terms of this document. My agreement is binding on me and my heirs, estate, and any other parties who may be able to assert a claim by or through me.
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