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Supporting Evidence-Based Home Visitation Programs to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect Project: Child and Family Tennessee

Published: December 31, 2008
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Funding
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Grants
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Location:

East Tennessee, which is composed of 16 diverse counties.

Home Visiting Program Selected:

Nurse Family Partnership; Family Connections

Home Visiting Target Population:

At-risk, low income females who are pregnant; first-time mothers will be given priority

Project Overview:
Child and Family Tennessee (CFT) aims to reduce child maltreatment through Project Babies, an intensive home visitation service program targeted for at-risk pregnant women and young mothers in a 16 county area of east Tennessee. The project will replicate two family intervention models – Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) and with some families, the Family Connections model. The overall goals of the project include improving the health and living situations of participants, promoting the widespread adoption and sustainability of home visitation services; and evaluating the effectiveness of these interventions for specific populations. The proposed evaluation will include a process analysis, a quasi-experimental evaluation, and an economic cost study. Additionally, the grantee will be working with fourteen selected State and local partners to ensure the sustainability of the project.