Advisory Committee

Riverland Student Parent Center

Study Spaces - Refreshing Snacks - Grocery Incentives - Computers/Printer

 

Location


Albert Lea Campus, Student Success Center

Austin Campus, West Building, Room A170
 

Student Parent Success


Riverland Community College provides outreach, referral, and direct services to students who are pregnant or who have children. Riverland and our partner, Parenting Resource Center Inc., help student parents accomplish their educational goals while maintaining their health and well being. 
 

We offer...


Gas and Grocery Incentives Program

Earn points when you participate in activities and discussions.  Each point equals one dollar. Redeem your points for grocery and gas “gift” cards.  Points are totaled on the 24th of each  month and distributed at the Student Parent Center during the first week of each month.  Check the incentives page for ways to earn points.

Stop in the Parent Center or register online to start earning incentive points today!

Student Parent Forum/Facebook

Connect with student parents and parent educators through our Facebook online forum.  Check out weekly parenting articles and join the discussion. Earn points for adding a meaningful posting to our discussion!

Confidential Telephone Support

Warm line/Linea de Apoyo:

  • Local: 507-440-4785
  • Toll Free: 1-877-434-9528

Parent  “Lunch and Learn” Events

Free weekly lunches include presentations and discussion on great topics.  Join other students to gain support in balancing school, family and work.
 

Upcoming Events


Parent Lunch and Learn:

  • Mondays at the Parent Center, Albert Lea
  • Wednesdays at the Parent Center, Austin

Watch for other activities throughout the year.
 

Helpful Links


Crime Victim's Crisis Center

The Crime Victim’s Crisis Center (CVCC) provides:  assistance with Orders For Protection and Harassment Restraining Orders; court accompaniment; safehousing; victim advocacy; groups for children who witness violence; an educational group for women; and assistance with filing reparation applications.

CVCC is located on the 2nd floor of the DHS building and is staffed from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday.  On-call trained volunteers cover evening and weekend hours, providing 24-hour response to victims of crime.

  • Daytime phone: (507) 377-5460
  • 24-hour Crisis Line: (507) 373-2223

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/groups/rccprc/

Fun Links

Skype - Stay in contact with friends and family using this fun and free program.  Communicate with peers by voice, video, and instant messaging over the Internet. Learn more here.                

http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/home?intcmp=wlogo

Disney Family Fun - A Disney themed website with fun parenting ideas including recipes, crafts, and printable projects focused around recognizable characters the kids are sure to love.                 

www.family.go.com

The National Parenting Center - The National Parenting Center was founded in July of 1989 with the intention of providing the most comprehensive and responsible parenting advice to parents everywhere. The advice provided is furnished by some of the world's most respected authorities in the field of child rearing and development.                     

www.tnpc.com

Pacer Center for Children with Disabilities - Located in Minneapolis, PACER Center is a parent training and information center for families of children and youth with all disabilities from birth through 21 years old.  

www.pacer.org

Minnesota Parents Know - Trusted parenting information, resources an activities to help your children grow, develop and learn from birth through high school.    

www.parentsknow.state.mn.us

Nickelodeon Parents Connect - An activities based website featuring current and popular trends and ideas in the world of parenting with a fun and fresh style.   

http://www.parentsconnect.com/

National Center for Fathering - Non-profit educational organization that provides research-based training and resources so that men are equipped to address their children’s needs.    

http://fathers.com/

Do-it-yourself Father - Great site for dads looking for engaging activites for their children of all ages.

www.diyfather.com

Great Dad - Online parenting resource for fathers, given from a fathers perspective. 

http://www.greatdad.com/

United Way 2-1-1 - United Way 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember, three-digit number that families and individuals can call 24-7, 365 days a year to obtain free and confidential information on health and human services and resources within their community.  Available in 100 languages!

http://www.211unitedway.org/

Safe Kids - kids safety site for parents that covers car seat safety, in home safety, suffocation risks, etc.

http://www.safekids.org/parents/

The Open Door Clinic - Free health care programing for family planning services.

www.theopendoorclinic.com



Staff

Austin

Bruce Heiny
Parent Center Coordinator
Riverland Community College
507-396-0436
bruce.heiny@riverland.edu

Gema Alvarado
Community Prevention Educator
Parenting Resource Center
gema@familiesandcommunities.org

Heather Steinkamp
Executive Director
Parenting Resource Center
heather@familiesandcommunities.org


Albert Lea

Erin McCormick-Lee
Tutoring/Disability Services
Parent Center Coordinator
Riverland Community College
507-379-3341
erin.mccormick-lee@riverland.edu

Edel Fernandez
Multicultural Advisor
Parent Center Coordinator
Riverland Community College
507-379-3366
edel.fernandez@riverland.edu

The project described was supported by Grant Number 1 SP1AH000022-01-00 from the US Department of Health and Human Services.

The Riverland Parent Center is funded through a grant from the Minnesota Department of Health, in partnership with Parenting Resource Center, Inc.