Peer to Peer Workshop: Engaging and Supporting Fathers Through Home Visiting

There is still room for improvement when it comes to increasing father engagement in home visiting. At our Family Strengthening Network Peer to Peer Workshops this year, we’re looking at how to support dads — and how that helps the whole family.

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Fourth-Time Mom Finds Value in Home Visiting

Despite having three daughters, Luz and Tony knew the arrival of their first son would come with new experiences and new questions. Being able to lean on their home visitor Lorena throughout Ariel’s first years of life is something they have appreciated very much.

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The 2019 Home Visiting Yearbook Is Here!

The National Home Visiting Resource Center (NHVRC) has released its 2019 Home Visiting Yearbook, providing the most thorough look yet at home visiting at the state and national levels. Welcome Baby, Healthy Families America, and Parents as Teachers are profiled in the publication.

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Training: Supporting Families With Children Who Have Developmental Delays

Dr. Deborah Chen was the keynote speaker for the Family Strengthening Network’s fall regional conferences. Here are some highlights, including videos, to help home visitors support families whose children have developmental delays.

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Parenting “Power Tools” — That’s What My Home Visitor Gives Me

“I was told that I’m the first teacher for my son … they make me believe that,” said Monica, who stood up and shared her home visiting experience at a recent meeting. When Monica started speaking, we grabbed a phone and hit the video record button. What we captured demonstrates how a home visiting program can kindle a parent’s passion for reading to her children — and how a home visitor provides parenting “power tools.”

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Video: How #HomeVisitingWorks: Melissa and Lauriel Share Their Experience

Looking back on being pregnant, Melissa recalls having mixed emotions. “I was really worried about having postpartum depression again like I did with my first son,” she says. But when she gave birth she learned at the hospital that she could receive free home visiting services. And that support has helped her and her family in many ways.

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