This model has a significant impact in the following family outcome domains:
- Child development and school readiness
- Child health
- Maternal health
- Family economic and self-sufficiency
- Linkages and referrals
- Positive parenting
- Reductions in child maltreatment a
- Reductions in juvenile delinquency, family violence and crime
We have integrated the following critical elements of the HFA service model into the program:
- Services are offered voluntarily and are initiated with families prenatally or at birth.
- A standardized tool is used to systematically identify families who are most in need of services.
- Services are offered intensively with criteria for increasing or decreasing intensity of service over time.
- Services are culturally competent and the materials used reflect the diversity of the population served.
- Services focus on supporting the parent as well as parent-child interaction and child development.
- Families are linked to health care providers and are linked to other services based on family needs.
- Services are provided by skilled staff who receive intensive training, ongoing supervision and maintain limited caseloads.
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