Support System for

Children and Families


Child and Family Support Initiatives

HEA assists community partners in developing Networks and Initiatives to achieve our County’s vision for building the capacity of the adults who interact with children.

Triple P Positive Parenting Program

As part of its Child and Family support, HEA has facilitated the introduction of Triple P parenting programs throughout the county. Triple P provides parenting support at different levels of intensity at multiple locations throughout the community. The program encourages parents to choose strategies that work for them and helps parents apply the skills they learn through parenting struggles so they become self-sufficient and confident parents.

El Sistema Music Initiative

The HEA Child and Family Network identified El Sistema as an important Initiative to encourage musical engagement for the healthy social, cognitive, and physical development of our youth. Known as ECo Sistema in Elkhart County, El Sistema is a philosophy designed to “use ensemble music to enable every child to experience being an asset to her or his community.” Although many accomplished musicians have started their journey in El Sistema programs, its primary focus is to build communities through music.

EL Education

EL (Expeditionary Learning) Education is a whole school design model that combines challenging project-focused academics with a strong focus on character and building habits of scholarship. EL Education schools create school environments that promote deep engagement in learning and high levels of student achievement. Students in EL schools take active roles in their classrooms and communities, fostering subject-area mastery and 21st-century skills that are critical to college readiness and lifelong success.

Call to Action

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HEA’s Model of Change

Child and Family

HEA builds the capacity of the adults that interact with children.

Early Learning

With a strong foundation, young people are able to become lifelong learners.

Student Pathways

Developing a strong and aligned talent pipeline for our community.

Adult Pathways

Building pathways to high-demand careers and higher earning potential.