Raising Clark County

mom, dad, child blowing bubbles at the park

All children are filled with tremendous promise, and our community shares responsibility for protecting and fostering their potential. Raising Clark County is a multi-phase project that aims to identify how Clark County Public Health and community partners can build community supports for infants, young children, parents and caregivers so every child can reach their fullest potential.

During the first phase of the project, Clark County Public Health conducted interviews with community service providers working with Clark County families. In the second phase, Clark County Public Health is conducting a survey to hear directly from people raising children in Clark County about what helps them to be more successful caregivers and what things make raising a child challenging.

Information collected through the project will help Clark County Public Health and community partners to understand unique needs of local families and identify policies and programs that better support children and the adults in their lives.

Raising Clark County is focused on early childhood, when positive experiences can wire a child’s brain for success and provide a strong foundation for learning, behavior, physical and mental health.

 

Community survey

Clark County Public Health and community partners have launched a survey to learn more about the experiences of people raising young children in Clark County.

The survey is open to people who are expecting a child or raising a child or children 5 years and younger in Clark County. This may include parents, adoptive parents, kinship care providers, foster parents, guardians, grandparents, and others who are raising children.

The survey has five main questions and responses are anonymous. 

Click the "Raising Clark County survey" button to take the survey. Printable versions of the survey are also available.

People who prefer to share their thoughts over the phone can call 564.397.8111 and leave a voicemail.