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The blog is a forum for sharing news, opinions and best practices related to maternal and infant health, early child development, healthy families and healthy communities in Delaware.

Program spotlight: Nurse Family Partnership

June 8, 2015

Nurse Family Partnership uses specially trained nurses to visit first-time pregnant women who are low-income. In Delaware, the program is offered by Children and Families First. Low-income women who are less than 28 weeks pregnant and who are pregnant with their first child are eligible for this service. A nurse will provide home visits regularly[…..]

Home Visiting Programs can Improve Children’s Long Term Development, Health and Behavioral Outcomes

January 29, 2014

Besides learning about tips and practices for infant care, Home Visiting programs often have goals to yield outcomes in other areas for the child and the family. One of the outcomes is general child development and school preparedness for the infant who is benefiting from the home visits. Some Home Visiting models focus on getting[…..]

Benefits of the Home Visiting Program

January 22, 2014

The stress of a newborn in any household can be daunting. Today’s economic crisis has only made things harder for families especially those dealing with poverty, depression or isolation. The sad reality is that many families go through this process alone and do not have the help, guidance and the support they need. Home Visiting[…..]