Supporting Evidence-Based Home Visitation Programs to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect Project: Le Bonheur Community Outreach
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Location: Shelby County, Tennessee
Home Visiting Program Selected: Nurse Family Partnership
Home Visiting Target Population: Shelby County residents who meet the overall criteria for Nurse-Family Partnerships: low-income, first-time mothers, 16-28 weeks pregnant. Nearly all participants will be African-American.
Le Bonheur Community Outreach will implement a program called Shelby County Nurse Family Partnership Collaborative. The Tennessee Commission for Children and the director of the Le Bonheur Center for Children and Parents will co-chair the Nurse Family Partnership. The program's goals are designed to: 1) utilize the Nurse Family Partnership model to expand and enhance high quality home visitation programs proved to reduce child abuse and deliver other positive outcomes for children and families, 2) develop a replicable local infrastructure model to implement the Nurse Family Partnership, 3) establish a statewide partnership to support local expansion and enhancement of the Nurse Family Partnership and other evidence based home visitation programs in the state, and 4) provide guidance to the Nurse Family Partnership implementations around the country to more effectively serve clients with mental/behavioral health disorders. The proposed evaluation will included an implementation, outcomes and economic cost analysis.