The Nexus Family Services Department provides a variety of programs that strengthen the community, enhance the quality of life of Amador County residents, and help families achieve access to needed services and supports.
Para información en Español, por favor llame al (209) 257-1980 x 104.
Promotores de Salud
The Promotores de Salud is a “peer to peer” program that utilizes Spanish-speaking peer educators, or Promotoras. The Promotoras conduct educational presentations and perform community outreach activities on behavioral health topics to Spanish-speaking Hispanic/Latino groups and individuals within the community. The Promotoras also help Latino community members connect to local resources and access behavioral health services.
The Parenting with a Purpose class is an interactive and supportive group instruction course where parents and caregivers can learn and strengthen practical, proven and positive parenting skills. Classes include building nurturing parenting skills, daily routines, child safety and nutrition, physical and emotional development in children, appropriate expectations, positive discipline techniques, communication skills, and building on parental strengths.
Home visiting services include individualized parenting support for families with children.
Case management services, referrals, and assistance with accessing and obtaining community resources are also provided to help strengthen and protect families.
Services are made possible through funding provided by the Mental Health Services Act, Amador County Behavioral Health, Amador County Department of Social Services, First 5 Amador, and community donations.