Evidence Based Home Visiting Programs
During the first years of a child’s life, many parents face obstacles such as poverty, domestic violence and social isolation. They might feel confused, alone, stressed or overwhelmed by the presence of a newborn and may struggle to meet the needs of their children.
Evidence Based Home Visiting (EBHV) programs can be an effective early-intervention strategy to improve the health and well-being of children and parents. Research demonstrates that young children of families enrolled in EBHV programs show improvements in health and development outcomes and increased school readiness.
- Improve family functioning and parenting skills
- Link families with appropriate social service agencies
- Promote early learning
- Help new parents provide safe, nurturing environments for their children and become more self-sufficient
Families participate on a voluntary basis and are provided with ongoing support in times of need.
The Tennessee Department of Health funds eleven (11) agencies to deliver EBHV services in 51 counties. Please see the table below to see contact information for Evidence Based Home Visiting programs available in your county.
Resources from HRSA
- Managing Stress and Anxiety – COVID-19 (General recommendations with sub-population guidance)
- Emergency Responders: Tips for taking care of yourself
- Resilience Resources for Emergency Response
Resources for families- dealing with the emotional response
From DCS https://www.tn.gov/dcs/covid-19.html
Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic
The following guidance, recommendations, and resources are provided by child trauma experts at Child Trends and the Child Trauma Training Center at the University of Massachusetts. The Center is housed at the University of Massachusetts with Child Trends as the lead evaluating agency, with funding from SAMHSA and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and additional support from HRSA.
Information about how to talk to your kids about coronavirus and what families need to know to stay healthy.
Resources from TDMHSA
Resources from DOE
Resources from ZerotoThree