Alamance County Community Resources
Child Related Resources:
Paying for Child Care
Child care tuition rates are unaffordable for many families. In each county across North Carolina, funds are available to help families pay for child care. Eligibility for Subsidy Child Care Program is based on income and priorities set by the individual county. Please contact Alamance County Department of Social Services at (336) 570-6532.
Social Emotional Health of Young Children
The Alamance Alliance for Children and Families supports the social and emotional needs of young children and their families in Alamance County. A community-wide initiative, the Alamance Alliance partners with local child-serving agencies, the community, and most importantly, with families. The end result? Keeping families safe, healthy and together. For more information go to www.alamancesoc.org and click on Give Your Child the Best Beginning.
When it comes to raising kids, everyone has an opinion. There are so many ideas out there. So how do you know what’s best and what works? The North Carolina Triple P State Learning Collaborative is taking the guesswork out of parenting, supporting parents and caregivers with the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program. For more infomation click on Triple P.
Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) Program
Assuring Better Child Health and Development Program (ABCD) is a quality improvement project to enhance developmental screenings and referrals to early intervention services for children birth-five during regular doctor visits. For more information contact (919) 255 - 9756.
Safe Children & Families
Reporting suspected child abuse is the first important step in stopping abuse and protecting a child from effects of abuse that can have consequences that last for years or even a 919) 255 - 9756, firstname.lastname@example.org. You can help stop the cycle of abuse by calling 1-800-CHILDREN or notifying the Child Protective Services Unit at the Alamance Department of Social Services at (336) 570-6532.
Family violence occurs when a family member, partner or ex-partner attempts to physically or psychologically dominate or harm another family member and affects both children and adults deeply. It has many forms, including physical violence, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, intimidation, economic deprivation or threats of violence. If you or anyone you know is experiencing family violence, call a national family violence hotline for immediate assistance: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). Local resources are available through the NC Coalition against Domestic Violence website: www.nccadv.org. For local help, please contact
Social Services & Supports
There is a summary of programs offered locally through the Alamance County Department of Social Services here: Alamance County Program Fact Sheet.
Child Support Enforcement
Some single parents find it hard to collect child support from the other parent. The following website http://www.ncchildsupport.com/index.jsp will allow you to make a payment, check your case, and calculate child support obligation, and also find a local office near you. Please contact Alamance County Department of Social Services at (336) 570-6532.
Foster care is a temporary living arrangement for abused, neglected and dependent children who need a safe place to live when their parents or other relatives can not take care of them. Please contact the Alamance County Department of Social Services at (336)570-6532.
New Resource for Parents from the CDC
Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers is a new free, online resource developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Designed for parents of 2 to 4 year olds, Essentials for Parenting addresses common parenting challenges, like tantrums and whining. Positive parenting skills and techniques can reduce parenting stress and provide parents with ways to handle their child’s misbehavior. Skills focus on encouraging good behavior and decreasing misbehavior using proven strategies like positive communication, structure and rules, clear directions, and consistent discipline and consequences. Build the foundation of a positive parent-child relationship with Essentials for Parenting.
Tax credits for families:
Growth and Development
American Academy of Pediatrics – healthychildren.org AAP website for parents includes sections on developmental stages, health concerns, growth charts, tips & tools, & much more.
Kids Health - www.kidshealth.org in addition to 'For Parents' section, has 'For Kids' & 'For Teens'.
Color Me Healthy - www.colormehealthy.com/index.html Curriculum and resources provided through a partnership between NC Cooperative Extension and the NC Division of Public Health. The parent website contains information on the following:
Smart Start Birth to Six “Wheel” Available at Alamance County Partnership for Children
Learn the Signs – Act Early Free material on development milestones from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/index.html
Zero to Three - Nationally reknowned research & evidence based information and tools designed to help parents and caregivers nurture their young children’s critical early development. www.zerotothree.org
About NC 211
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