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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.

Home Visiting: National Youth Violence Prevention Week

March 23, 2015

Monday, March 23rd to Friday, March 27th is National Youth Violence Prevention Week. Join DE Thrives and support Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) in reducing youth violence. Parents, students, healthcare providers, teachers, and the public can all take part in reducing youth violence. One of the first steps to preventing youth violence is by being[…..]

Why were the Home Visiting Programs created?

January 15, 2014

Just like you, we want the best for your baby and all of Delaware’s babies. That’s why we want to provide you with the best resources possible to help you give your baby the best care! Delaware wants to offer you a free program to help you get your baby off on the right foot.[…..]

When Do Home Visits Begin And What Are Sessions Like?

January 1, 2014

From the day of conception to the day you give birth, your health and your baby’s health are both very important. The Home Visiting program intends to help you both stay healthy, as well as help you prepare for the birth of your child. The program is designed to offer the support you need for[…..]

What You Need to Know About Home Visiting

December 25, 2013

Who are the home visitors? The home visitors that will come to your home are professionals and their qualifications  vary depending on your and your baby’s needs, at what stage you enter the program and across the state. From the day you begin until program completion, you will have the same home visitor conducting the[…..]