Check out the Summer 2014 edition of the Futures Without Violence eBulletin.
The first two articles included in this National publication highlight successful Virginia efforts to improve screening for intimate partner violence and reproductive coercion among home visiting programs.
Virginia is truly leading the way and contributing to improving the understanding of the vital role that home visitors play in the lives of vulnerable families.
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:
Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP)
Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is an evidence-based, community health program that helps transform the lives of vulnerable mothers pregnant with their first child. Each mother served by NFP is partnered with a registered nurse early in her pregnancy and receives ongoing nurse home visits that continue through her child’s second birthday. Independent research proves that communities benefit from this relationship —every dollar invested in Nurse-Family Partnership can yield more than five dollars in return. In Virginia NFP serves mothers in Accomack, Northampton, Fairfax, Franklin City, Suffolk, Southampton, and Isle of Wight County.
Virginia Home Visiting Consortium James Madison University Fax: 540-568-6409 firstname.lastname@example.org
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).