Low-income first-time pregnant mothers with risk factors associated with child maltreatment comprise the target population
Children & Families First, a non-profit, statewide human service agency, in collaboration with a variety of public– and private–sector agencies, will lead Delaware's plan to coordinate existing home visitation programs and to implement Nurse Family Partnership Program (NFP). The first project goal is to lead a comprehensive community planning process to build local capacity to support improved home visit quality. The second goal is to implement NFP through a phased-in approach beginning with a team of four Nurse Home Visitors, which will then be expanded to statewide by adding home visitors in two additional counties. In these two counties, Delaware will add mental health consultation services to address the limited mental health resources in those communities. Children and Families First will evaluate their efforts through a process evaluation and cost analysis.