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Supporting Evidence-Based Home Visitation Programs to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect Project: The Children's Trust Fund of South Carolina

Published: December 31, 2008
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Funding
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Location:

Columbia, South Carolina

Home Visiting Program Selected:

Nurse Family Partnership

Home Visiting Target Population:

First-time, low income mothers, rural and underserved populations

Project Overview:
With this grant, South Carolina will focus on continuing to develop future NFP sites, particularly in rural and underserved communities, and establishing a comprehensive integrated infrastructure that addresses the currently fragmented home visiting system in the state. This will build on and extend work through outside funding that The Children's Trust Fund of South Carolina recently received to expand their current implementation of Nurse Family Partnership (NFP). Specifically, to expand NFP, South Carolina will: (1) develop outreach plans that identify strategies for addressing the needs of rural and underserved populations, such as Native American mothers; (2) add four to five new NFP sites in communities meeting the criteria of NFP determined readiness; and (3) continue to provide technical assistance to build capacity for future NFP sites. To develop an integrated infrastructure across home visiting programs, The Children’s Trust Fund will collaborate with other organization on developing a state-wide home visitation referral triage system that aims to match families with appropriate services. The proposed evaluation will include an implementation analysis and a pre-post analysis of outcomes.