Connections has been connecting families to community resources since 2003. The program is designed to screen for multiple risks in families with young children from birth to five years of age and to provide timely referrals to address their needs. During a personal visit with an Intake Specialist, the family completes a series of brief, formal screening measures with established sensitivity that provide unique information about basic child development and social emotional development, depression, anxiety, parent and child interaction, domestic partner abuse, and substance abuse. Based on the results of all of these tools, families receive referrals to agencies that can best meet their individual needs.
Connections is a creative approach based on the idea that early identification and timely access to services leads to healthy development and children entering school ready to succeed. A Connections visit is a great way for parents to find the most appropriate services in the community based on their family's unique situation. For more information or to make a referral, please call 913-321-9999 or email Connections@kumc.edu.
• To identify the immediate needs of families through multiple risks screening.
• To provide appropriate referrals and problem-solving support to improve parents' self-advocacy in accessing services.
• To improve utilization of community resources.
Connections provides screening services to families who meet the following criteria:
• Wyandotte County resident.
• Pregnant woman or child less than five years of age living in the home.