Tuesday, September 11, 2007

New parent educator joins staff of Family Resource Center St. Croix Valley

The Family Resource Center St. Croix Valley (FRCSCV) recently hired Apryl Mullvain to join its growing organization as its newest parent educator. A River Falls resident, Mullvain comes to FRCSCV with experience as a teen parent specialist, volunteer coordinator and middle school teacher with a passion for helping parents.

"While teaching middle school students was very rewarding, I wanted to get back to my work with parents of young children," said Mullvain. "Teaching and making home visits are not new activities for me, so after my Parents as Teachers training in October, I'll be certified like the Family Resource Center's other parent educators who also have four year degrees. I am thrilled to be Family Resource Center's newest Parent Educator."

The Family Resource Center St.
Croix Valley is an early childhood development and parent education organization that serves children from birth to six years of age and their parents in Pierce, Polk and St. Croix Counties. The Center's Educators are certified to offer a nationally-acclaimed curriculum and they upgrade their skills frequently through continuing education.

"Our Parent Educators are the backbone of the organization," stated Patty Draxler, FRCSCV Executive Director. "Because of their dedication and expertise, we have helped young children and their families succeed in St. Croix County for almost ten years and have recently expanded our services to serve Pierce and Polk counties."

Provided without charge to all families of Pierce, Polk and St. Croix Counties, the Family Resource Center St. Croix County offers: home visits, screenings, playgroups, Baby & Me classes, parent education, resource network and Teen Parent Program. Complementing current programs and services is a visiting program for infants and parents at Baldwin Area Medical Center and River Falls Area Hospital. A Parent Educator from the Family Resource Center meets with the families of newborns during their hospital stay. Partnering with the
Family Resource Center and the hospitals to provide this program is United Way's Success By 6.

For more information about the Center's programs and services,contact the FRCSCV headquarters in Baldwin at 715-684-4440 or info@frcscv.org.