Home Visiting: Investing from the Start,
Building for the Future
Date: October 28th, 2014
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Richmond Marriott
Since 2006, the Virginia Home Visiting Consortium has been advancing the delivery of high quality, efficient services that improve the health, social, and educational outcomes for new and expecting parents, young children, and their families within safe homes and connected communities.
Core strategies: Guide, Lead, Collaborate, and Research
Featured Program of the Month:
Virginia Resource Mothers Program (VRMP)
The purpose of the Virginia Resource Mothers Program (VRMP) is to support pregnant or parenting teens with limited resources or access to prenatal care. When a teenager is young, uneducated or under-skilled for the workplace or if she lacks the support system of family, caring adults or community resources and the stability of a nurturing home environment; then her chances of having a healthy baby is reduced, at times greatly. VRMP provides a combination of social support, education, and practical assistance for pregnant and parenting teens that are experiencing the crisis of a teen pregnancy and making the transition to parenthood. Many teenagers especially those who are very young, poor, uneducated, are unable to get prenatal services because of social, educational and financial obstacles. Prenatal health care contributes to healthy mothers and infants. Guidance, encouragement, and support from a committed home visitor can provide a way to overcome barriers that keep young pregnant teens from getting the health care they need for themselves and their children. The VRMP has demonstrated effectiveness in working with high-risk pregnant teenagers and their families. Participants in the VRMP have improved birth outcomes when compared to their contemporaries in their own communities. The VRMP uses specially trained Community Health Workers (CHW) as home visitors. In local communities, community health workers are generally known as “Resource Mothers”.
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).