Home visiting programs recognize parents are children’s first teachers, but sometimes even parents and others raising children need help. Far too many of Pennsylvania’s youngest children are at risk of child abuse and neglect, live in poverty and experience poor education and health outcomes.
Home visiting programs help parents and others raising children get the support necessary to improve health, safety, literacy and economic security of their developing family. During home visits, nurses and other trained professionals visit with women, families and children as early as the beginning of pregnancy to promote positive birth outcomes and provide parent education and support.
In 2018, Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, in a collaborative effort with stakeholders and home visiting models across the state, founded the Childhood Begins at Home Campaign. The Campaign is designed to help policy makers and the public understand the value of home visiting and support public investments to increase the statewide capacity of evidence-based home visiting models.
Home Visiting Policy Goals
Increase the availability of evidence-based home visiting strategies to strengthen families and meet the comprehensive needs of infants and young children at higher risk.
Home Visiting Publications
Childhood Begins at Home Campaign
Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children is a governing body member of Childhood Begins at Home, a statewide campaign to help policymakers and the public understand the value of and support public investments in evidence-based home visiting.
To learn more, visit: childhoodbeginsathome.org.
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