Teaching Interventions to Empower and Strengthen Families (TIES)
TIES is a FREE early intervention program targeting children six
years and under. During program sessions, parent are trained to work in a
classroom as a way to actively practice their skills they are
learning. It is staffed by both professionals and parents who have
completed the program with their own children.
Learn more about the TIES program via the video below.
TIES is based on Tennessee's Regional Intervention Program (RIP),
which began in 1969. In 2010, the RIP Expansion Program voted
unanimously to grant the Cedar Rapids' TIES program full accreditation.
is no cost to families to participate in the TIES program. Adult family
members pay with their time. After completing the program they are
asked to return and help train new families.
Read a parent's testimonial regarding the TIES program. Here are a few of the many reasons parents come to TIES:
- Mealtime problems
- Bedtime and sleeping issues
- Running from adults
- Destruction of property
- Separation anxiety
- High activity level
- Trouble at school
To learn more about our program, listen to a KHAK 98.1 radio interview with Program Coordinator Craig Meskimen, read a mom's blog regarding her TIES experience.
For more information email us or call (319) 558-4861.
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TIES is a partnership of the ABBE Center for Community Health, Grant
Wood AEA, Healthy Linn Care Network, Mercy Medical Center, St. Luke's
Hospital and is funded by the Linn County Early Childhood Iowa.