Family Resource Center
Raise a happy, healthy family, with support from us
The Richland County Family Resource Center was created by, and works with, a variety of agencies in Richland County that provide services and support to children and families. Our mission is to enable and strengthen families throughout Richland County to realize their full potential. We can connect you with the people and resources that you and your family can use to work and grow together.
What we offer
The Family Resource Center works closely with the Library to ensure that all library patrons and community members have access to materials that will help support and strengthen their family, whenever they need them. The Library offers books, DVDs and a self-paced, interactive computer course. For more information about any of the following library resources, please call 433-1917 and speak with any library team member.
Books, DVDs and Early Learning Backpacks
If you have a library card you can check out books and DVDs that cover a range of parenting topics from infant care and child development to marriage, divorce, substance abuse and handling change. Parents of preschoolers may also want to check out an Early Learning Backpack, filled with educational toys and games to teach about themes like animals, colors, numbers and healthy habits.
This is a self-paced, interactive computer course, available any time the library is open by arranging to check out a special laptop, or by checking out a DVD. It teaches parenting skills like redirection, active listening, fostering social skills, time-out and setting limits and consequences by guiding you through 7 real life problem scenarios. Parents who complete the program are awarded a certificate to recognize their time and effort.
Montana Children's Trust Fund
The Montana Children's Trust Fund is a state-wide effort to prevent child abuse and increase protective factors that lead to positive parenting and support the health, safety and well-being of Montana's children.