Parents and Children Together

Parents and Children Together (PACT) provides in-home services to improve family functioning, parenting skills, and enhance child behavior. Families served by PACT are matched with a licensed therapist who provides in-home therapy, crisis intervention 24-hours a day/7 days a week, concrete supports, skill-building, and advocacy. This service is provided to families at no cost.

About PACT

PACT is an early intervention and prevention program designed to strengthen and support at-risk youth and their families. This program provides a caring, highly-trained therapist who will come to the family’s home. If you know a child or teen that is exhibiting any of the behaviors below, he or she may benefit from PACT.

Early intervention with families through programs like PACT are designed to help prevent abuse, neglect, family struggles, and to improve child and family well-being.

  • Struggling in school or at home

  • Noncompliance with rules of caregivers, parents or teachers

  • Challenging behavior such as anger, tantrums or acting out

  • Withdrawing socially

  • Feeling sadness or hopelessness

  • Repeated thoughts of self-harm or suicide

  • Changes in eating or sleeping habits

Call 402-880-4926 to talk with Taylor Cambridge about PACT services

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Program Goals

  • Improve family functioning
  • Improve parenting skills
  • Improve youth behavior at home and school
  • Increase family social support and connections
  • Strengthen families

PACT Structure

  • In-Home therapy
  • 24/7 support
  • Strength-based, solution-oriented clinician
  • Multiple contacts per week

Know a family that may benefit from PACT services?

To participate, the family must meet the following criteria:

  • have a child or teenager ages 0-19
  • live in Cass, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy or Washington counties
  • child must be a U.S. citizen

Call Taylor Cambridge at 402-880-4926 or email tcambridge@kvc.org for more information.

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PACT Program Partners

These services are paid with federal funds awarded through the Nebraska System of Care Expansion & Sustainability Grant SM063392 and Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare as well as The Sherwood Foundation and Kim Foundation.

We need your help! Once this grant expires in September 2021, we will depend on community partnerships to support us in providing these life-changing services to Nebraska families.

Learn more about becoming a community partner by contacting Cassandra Dittmer, our Director of Family Preservation & Model Fidelity at cdittmer@kvc.org or (402) 742-8852.

Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare

Region 6 Behavioral HealthcareRegion 6 Behavioral Healthcare is responsible for planning, developing, funding, monitoring and evaluating behavioral health services in Cass, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington Counties. This publicly-funded behavioral health system includes mental health and substance abuse prevention, treatment and rehabilitation services offered by a network of providers, supported by federal, state and county dollars.

Nebraska System of Care

Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare

System of Care (SOC) offers a spectrum of effective, community-based services and support for youth at risk for mental health or other challenges. Systems are designed to ensure availability for supports for children and families to address and overcome obstacles.

The PACT program is part of the Nebraska System of Care, a network of partnerships organized by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Behavioral Health.

The Sherwood Foundation

The Sherwood Foundation promotes equity through social justice initiatives enhancing the quality of life in Nebraska.

 

The Kim Foundation

Connecting people to resources is central to The Kim Foundation’s mission of improving lives through mental health awareness and suicide prevention. Through its work, The Kim Foundation® serves to bridge the gaps in mental health services and further encourages innovation that will enhance programs, expand services, strengthen organizational systems, and most importantly, transform lives.

Focused on increasing awareness and promoting continued education related to mental illness and suicide, The Kim Foundation strives to break down the stigma often associated with seeking mental health care. The Kim Foundation works to assure individuals and families touched by mental illness and/or suicide that they are not alone on their journey to recovery.