Home Visitation Programs
Targeted Home Visitation Programs
Healthy Families America is an evidence- based, nationally recognized home visiting program model designed to work with overburdened families who are at-risk for child abuse and neglect and other adverse childhood experiences. It is the primary home visiting model designed to work with families who may have histories of trauma, intimate partner violence, mental health and/or substance abuse issues. HFA services are voluntary, intensive and long-term (up to 3 to 5 years after the birth of the baby)
Nurse Family Partnership intervenes when a first-time mother-to-be is 28 weeks pregnant, and provides quarterly visits until the child’s second birthday. The NFP has proven success in reducing childhood injury, involvement in the juvenile justice system and improving parent bonding, health behaviors in pregnant women, and child health and development.
Parents as Teachers works with pregnant women and families with children up to kindergarten with home visits twice a month and monthly group meetings. The Parents as Teachers program strives to increase parent knowledge of early childhood development and improve parenting practices, while preventing abuse and neglect and increasing school readiness and success.
SafeCare provides weekly, 90-minute visits for families with children 0 to 5. The focus of SafeCare is to train parents how to use resources that help prevent illness and injury in their children.
- Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) has various components depending on the need of the family. Overall, Triple P focuses on promoting the independence and health of families and healthy development, growth and environments for children.
- Home-based Early Head Start gives weekly 90-minute home visits and two group socializations each month to low-income pregnant women. The program works to promote healthy women for healthy young children and family functioning.
- Healthy Start is for low income mothers and infants
- Best Babies Collaboratives
- Black Infant Health Program is a state program providing health education, health promotion, social support and service coordination to pregnant and parenting African American adult women. BIH program services are located in local health jurisdictions where over 75% of California’s African American live births occur.
- The Early Intervention or Early Start program is a California DDS educational program for infants and toddlers with disabilities or developmental delays.
- The First Steps Program (administered by the Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic) uses the home-visiting, Interaction Guidance Model for families with children ages 0-3 who are at very high risk for future involvement in mental health services.
- The Partnership For Families is a First 5 LA initiative in partnership with the Department of Children and Family Services to prevent child abuse and neglect.
- The Family Preservation programs provide family-based services designed to assist families in crisis by improving parenting and family functioning while keeping children safe.
Healthy Homes run by Antelope Valley Hospital is a home visitation program aimed at strengthening at-risk families, during pregnancy or at time of birth, by helping them gain the skills to create and sustain safe, healthy, nurturing homes, thereby, preventing child abuse and neglect.(661) 726-6456
Universal Home Visitation Programs
- Welcome Baby First 5 LA FAQ
- Welcome Baby! First 5 LA pilot administered by Maternal and Child Health Access available to all pregnant women who deliver at California Hospital Medical Center (CHMC), in downtown Los Angeles, and who live within a 5 mile radius of the hospital. MCH Access partners with CHMC-affiliated healthcare providers to enroll women in Welcome Baby! prenatally or in-hospital, regardless of their risk factors or socio-economic status.
- Minnesota Department of Health Family Home Visiting is a state-funded program supporting home visitation services for pregnant women and families with young children.
- Welcome Every Baby, Santa Barbara: Santa Barbara County’s universal home visitation program:
- Alberta Home Visitation Network Association
- The Virginia Home Visiting Consortium
- Kitsap County’s Welcome Home Baby program