Rural Response for Healthy Children delivers the Community Action Plan for Children (CAPC) to Huron County families. CAPC is a community based program that addresses the health and development of children who are living in conditions of risk. It recognizes that communities have the ability to identify and respond to the needs of children and places a strong emphasis on partnerships and community capacity building. CAPC targets children living in low income families; children living in teenage-parent families; children experiencing developmental delays, social, emotional or behavioural problems; and abused and neglected children.
The knowledgeable team at Rural Response for Healthy Children supports Huron County families with the CAPC program and other funded initiatives to reach families with children of all ages. Positive parenting programs and personal safety and social skills programs for children comprise the foundation of services and resources available. Popular reasons families use our education and support services are for relationships (parent/child, parent/parent, parent/school), health (sleep, family meals, personal safety, disabilities, child development and internet use) and life transitions (separation/divorce, school readiness).
We also provide referrals to various agencies supporting Huron County families, such as Huron Respite Network, Huron Perth Center, Choices for Change, Huron County Health Unit, Ontario Early Years and Huron County Housing.
Rural Response for Healthy Children employees and volunteers are proud of the support they offer in the community. Huron County families can have confidence that Rural Response for Healthy Children is a place where professional staff are caring, respectful and provide a safe place to build trust for the resources and education families need to connect, engage and thrive.