Family Support & Child Welfare Services

Supporting caregivers throughout the joys and struggles of raising their children


Southwest Human Development offers an array of education and support services for families to help parents and caregivers as they raise their children. We believe that all caregivers have the desire to improve their parenting skills and behaviors, while promoting positive parent-child interactions, enhancing their child’s health and development, and increasing their family’s economic well-being.


Family Support and Parenting Education Programs

Southwest Human Development offers programs that provide parenting support and education so that parents and caregivers can best give their children the care and nurturing they need to thrive.


  • Healthy Families: An evidence-based home visitation program that supports pregnant women and families with newborns to promote child health and development, enhance parent-child relationships, improve school readiness and increase family self-sufficiency.


  • Parent Partners Plus: This program helps families connect with free home visitation programs for expecting parents or families with a child age 0-5 living within Maricopa County.


  • Kinship Care and Adoptions: The Kinship Care and Adoptions program at Southwest Human Development is excited to collaborate with the Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS) to offer vital support through the newly launched Kinship Support Services (KSS) program. This program aims to break down the barriers that kinship caregivers often encounter, providing comprehensive assistance from the point a potential kinship foster parents is identified through reunification, adoption, or guardianship. Our mission is to increase the number of children in kinship homes, ensure stable living conditions, and help families navigate the child welfare system.


  • Family Connections:  Southwest Human Development, in partnership with the Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS), offers the Family Connections (FC) program to provide targeted interventions to improve social support, family functioning, child well-being, parenting skills, and management of parenting stress.

Helping Arizona Children & Families

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