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Family Connection Center

 

yvonna rossman, family and kidz connection coordinator and foster care liaison
Yvonne Rossman
Family & KIDZConnection Coordinator
361-788-9294

Staff

Family & KIDZConnection Programs
 
Debbie Sulivan
361-788-9909
Judi Tillison
361-788-9673
Pregnancy Related Services
dilean coward, cehi teacher
Dilean Coward
CEHI Teacher
361-788-9673
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Desmond Johnson
PRS Mentor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vanessa Wiethorn
PRS Mentor
 
Services & Programs:
 

Computer Lab
Use computer for checking grades, research, typing reports practicing skills or just for fun! You can even print your papers

 

Family Resource Center 
You can check out books, videos, toys, games, and puzzles

Holiday Food Baskets
Makes referrals to community agencies or business for homeless or at risk families to receive food baskets during the holiday season
 

Make & Take It Center
Work on projects, posters,file-folders, games, or create something fun with die cuts and other art materials -- we furnish all the materials and they are FREE!

Pack the Bus School Supply Drive
Works with Faith Family Church to collect and distribute school supplies to the homeless and needy families
 
Toddler Time
Weekly Programs where parents and toddlers learn together having fun with stories, repetitive songs, and activities to encourage early learning
 
Toys for Tots
Works with Faith Family Church and the United States Marines to collect and distribute toys to needy children 
 
Wrap a Child in Warmth Coat and Blanket Drive
Works with Coldwell Bankers, Ron Brown Real Estate, the Victoria Community and Triangle Cleaners

Pregnancy Related Services

Pregnancy Related Services are support services, including Compulsory Education Home Instruction (CEHI), that a pregnant student receives during the pregnancy prenatal and postpartum periods to help her adjust academically, mentally, and physically and stay in school.

VISD Family Connection provides these services to a student when:

  • the student is pregnant and attending classes on a VISD campus;
  • the pregnancy prenatal period prevents the student from attending classes on a VISD campus; and
  • the pregnancy postpartum period prevents the student from attending classes on a VISD campus.

Support services provided by VISD Family Connection and the student’s campus may
include:

  • counseling services including the initial session when the student discloses the pregnancy;
  • health services including services from a school nurse and certified athletic trainer;
  • transportation for the student and the student’s child(ren) to school and VISD Child Development Center;
  • instruction (inside and outside the classroom) related to parenting knowledge and skills,
    including child development, home and family living, and appropriate job readiness
    training;
  • child care for student’s children from 4 weeks to 24 months at the Teen Parent Connection Center;
  • case management and service coordination (assistance in obtaining services from government agencies and community service organizations).
Compulsory Education Home Instruction (CEHI)
CEHI is a mandatory support service components districts offer in the Pregnancy Related Services (PRS) program to help students adjust academically, mentally and physically, and to stay in school. 
 
Eligibility for Services - Any school-age student who is in the prenatal or postpartum period of pregnancy. This includes students who
  • deliver live, aborted or stillborn baby
  • suffer a miscarriage or leath of a newborn or
  • place a baby up for adoption
Eligibility for Funding - Students who are eligible for average daily attendance (ADA) and who are eligible for PRS Program services are eligible for funding under the PRS program beginning on the dates services begin. 
 
End of Eligibility - Eligibility for PRS ends when the student returns from postpartum confinement to resume her regular classes at a school campus.
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