Home Visiting is highlighted in the current issue of the Virginia Child Protection Newsletter, Early Intervention and Prevention, Fall, 2013. Click here to read.
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Virginia’s Home Visiting Consortium is a collaboration of statewide early childhood home visiting programs that serve families of children from pregnancy through age 5. The Consortium reports to the Early Childhood Advisory Council and is a partner in Virginia’s Plan for Smart Beginnings. State Coordinators of each home visiting program are the Consortium membership.
Since 2006, the Consortium has been improving the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of early childhood home visiting services in Virginia through interagency collaboration and by focusing on five areas:
- State policies and procedures;
- Technical assistance to local coalitions and communities;
- Core training for all early childhood home visitors;
- Interagency efforts to improve screening, data collection and evaluation processes;
- Collaborative programs with medical providers and child care providers.
Featured Program of the Month:
CHIP of Virginia
CHIP works in partnership with vulnerable families helping them learn to make good decisions for their children and themselves. CHIP’s registered nurses and parent educators utilize the Parents as Teachers curriculum to help parents be their child’s first/best teacher. They coach families that that have complex social, behavioral, or medical challenges. CHIP staff work in partnership with pediatricians and other local service providers so that families have healthier babies and access health care and community services. To participate, low-income families must be expecting a baby or have a child 0-6, and live in one of 27 communities served by CHIP.
Virginia Home Visiting Consortium James Madison University Fax: 540-568-6409 email@example.com
Supported by project D89MC23543 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau (Title V, Social Security Act, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010).