State law encourages districts to implement parent education or support programs to address family needs.
Nevada Revised Statutes 430A.150. Establishment of family resource center council required; compliance with Open Meeting Law.
- Each family resource center shall establish a family resource center council. The composition of the family resource center council must be consistent with the criteria set forth by regulations adopted pursuant to NRS 430A.120.
- All meetings of a family resource center council must be conducted in accordance with the provisions of chapter 241 of NRS.
Nevada Revised Statutes 430A.160. Services provided.
Each family resource center shall provide referrals to obtain, if available, the following services:
- (a) Education on caring for infants and day care services for infants;
- (b) Education on parenting;
- (c) Health care services for children, including all required immunizations;
- (d) Programs to identify and assist infants and young children with developmental disabilities up to 5 years of age;
- (e) Day care for children who are old enough to attend school, both before and after school;
- (f) Programs to assist senior citizens;
- (g) Programs to supplement formal education, including, without limitation, mentor programs for pupils in elementary and secondary schools, literacy programs, programs that encourage parental involvement in school, programs that teach English as a second language, programs to assist in the naturalization process and other alternative educational programs;
- (h) Programs to teach adults and children skills for employment and self-sufficiency;
- (i) Services that will assist families with physical and mental health issues, the special needs of children, food and nutritional needs, recreational needs, housing problems, domestic violence and substance abuse;
- (j) Programs designed to reduce the rate of pregnancies in unmarried teenage girls;
- (k) Programs designed to assist pupils who are truant from school and to reduce the rate at which pupils drop out of school;
- (l) Transportation services, particularly to assist people in traveling to the social service agencies from which they may be receiving services pursuant to this section;
- (m) Classes that teach alternative means of resolving disputes that arise in the family; and
- (n) Any other services for which the communities that the family resource center serves have a need.
Each family resource center may offer services directly through its own employees and resources or contract with social service agencies to provide services, or may do both.
Any family resource center that offers services directly through its own employees and resources shall comply with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations regarding the delivery of the services.