What is Healthy Families American?
Prevent child abuse american implemented Healthy Families American (HFA) in 1992, building on two decades of research in the field of home visitations.
HFA is a nationally-recognized, voluntary service that connects overburdened expectants parents and parents of newborns with free child development assistance in their homes. Well respected, extensively-trained assessment worker and home visitors provide valuable guidance, information and support to help parents be the best parent they can be. Based upon our years of experience and evidence-based research, we know that home visiting promotes optimal long-term mental and physical health of parents and their children.
Trained Family Support Workers visit new parents to promote:
- Pregnancy wellness
- Well baby checks
-Infant care and nutrition
-Positive parent-child interaction
-Stages of infant and child development
-Child health and safety
-Positive support system
-Stress reduction techniques
The Healthy Families Program offers a variety of incentives to participants in the program. Feel free to ask one of the family support workers for details.