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The Family Conservancy and Project Eagle

May 28, 2019

The Family Conservancy focuses on supporting families, parents and teachers who prepare children for success in school and life. To date, 49,000 children have received support to prepare them for success in school and life, 5,300 teachers, childcare providers and preschool teachers have been trained to support kindergarten readiness.  The Family Conservancy works closely with Project Eagle, a program through the University of Kansas Health System, and supports vulnerable families who are susceptible to experiencing a significant number of ACEs.

The Family Conservancy and Project Eagle will strategically embed and integrate the SSIC Model into its core programs as an additional means of laying the foundation for lifelong skills grounded in a social and emotional approach by:

  •  Training their clinicians and early education providers on the SSIC tools and resources and how to use them in their respective programs.
  • Focusing on integrating SSIC resources into the strengthening families model; Parent Cafes; Healthy Parents, Healthy Kids; and Child & Adult Care Food Program with emphasis on (1) Resilience, (2) Health and Wellness, and (3) Trauma.
  • Increasing parent knowledge on the importance of social & emotional early childhood education by using the SSIC resources.