Task force grant used for nurturing program


FARMINGTON – The Franklin County Children’s Task Force was recently awarded a grant in the amount of $7,000 from the Maine Children’s Trust, the statewide child abuse and neglect prevention organization.

Renee Blanchet, executive director, has focused the grant on the more rural parts of Franklin County, which are often isolated due to transportation barriers.

“This grant will ensure the continuation of the ever popular nurturing parenting education program in the northern tier of Franklin County and ensure that all families have access to the necessary parenting programs they need,” said Blanchet.

The Children’s Task Force is the Franklin County child abuse and neglect agency that provides parental support, resource information, home visitation and parenting education for families who are parenting or wish to parent their children.

The nurturing program is a multi-tiered evidence-based approach to parent education focusing on the needs of the whole family. Anyone interested in registering for the program should call the task force at 778-6960.