The California Home Visiting Program or CHVP is “a preventive intervention focused on promoting positive parenting and child development.”
Their services are available to pregnant women and new parents who have risk factors, such as domestic violence, inadequate income, unstable housing, limited education, substance abuse, depression and/or other mental health issues. CHVP is funded through the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program which was established in 2010 by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. It incorporates two evidence-based home visiting models, Healthy Families America and Nurse-Family Partnership, and is available in 24 of California’s 58 counties. Check it out! You may have families that would benefit greatly from this valuable service.
The ICC-Recommended Early Start Personnel Manual (ESPM) describes c
- Core Knowledge (CK):
- CK9: The characteristics and influence of disabilities and risk factors on early development, learning, care giving and relationships.
- Identification and Referral (IR):
- IR4 (EIA): Knows resource options for services and supports (other than Early Start) in the country/area of residence.