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INFORMATION ABOUT THE ONGOING NOVEL CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK
Information from TN Dept of Health about the Ongoing Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

Evidence Based Home Visiting Programs

mother holding a child

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.

EBHV programs:

  • 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.         

Agency Counties Served Eligibility Requirements

Centerstone


Jasmine Journey
230 East James Campbell Blvd. Suite 113
Columbia, TN 38401
(931)638-9023

https://centerstone.org/programs/early-childhood-services/

  • Coffee
  • Dickson
  • Giles
  • Hickman
  • Lawrence
  • Lewis
  • Maury

 

Pregnant women and families with children, prenatal through preschool.

Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department

Marguerite Chambers
Program Manager
921 E. 3rd Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403
(423)209-8298
http://health.hamiltontn.org/

  • Hamilton

Families from pregnancy to age six.

Helen Ross McNabb Center

Stephanie Rollins
600 Arthur Street
Knoxville, TN 37921
(865)329-5883
http://www.mcnabbcenter.org/

  • Campbell
  • Cocke
  • Hamblen
  • Jefferson
  • Knox
  • Sevier

Pregnant mothers and families of children from birth to age five. Priority for first time mothers. May enroll during pregnancy or before the baby is 3 months old. Services provided as needed until the child is of school age.

Jackson-Madison County General Hospital

Katy Myers
620 Skyline Drive
Jackson, TN 38301-3923
(731)541-4385
https://www.wth.org/services/ayers-childrens-medical-center/

  • Hardeman
  • Hardin
  • Haywood
  • Henderson
  • Madison
First time mothers or mothers under the age of 21 with multiple children can enroll prenatally or until the child is three months old. Services are offered until the child reaches age five.

Le Bonheur Children's Hospital

Marilyn Smith
50 Peabody Place
Suite 400
Memphis, TN 38103
(901)287-4725
https://www.lebonheur.org/services/community-services

  • Shelby

Healthy Families America: Serves first-time, teen mothers (ages 19 or younger) who are pregnant or have a child.

Nurse Family Partnership: Low-income, throughout first pregnancy and the first two-years of life.

Metro Nashville Public Health Department

Yolonda Radford
1015 East Trinity Lane
Nashville, TN 37216
(615)880-2159
http://www.nashville.gov/Health-Department.aspx

  • Davidson
First time mothers or mothers under the age of 25 with multiple children can enroll prenatally or until the child is three months old .Services are offered until the child reaches age five. (Women should not have received  home visiting for earlier pregnancies).

Porter-Leath

Kimberly Thomas
Program Coordinator
868 North Manassas
Memphis, TN 38107
(901)577-2500, Ext. 1134
http://www.porterleath.org/

  • Shelby

Pregnant mothers and families of children from birth to age three.  Parents of children ages three to five.

Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee (East Tennessee)

Allison Wentz
1660 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
(865)-483-7377
http://www.pcat.org/about-us/

 

  • Anderson
  • Claiborne
  • Johnson
  • Polk
  • Scott
  • Union

 

 

First-time parents may enroll during pregnancy or before the baby is three-months old.

Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee (Tennessee Valley Region)

Richard Tate
5705 Uptain Road
Chattanooga, TN 37411
(423)-933-2651
http://www.pcat.org/about-us/

 

  • Bradley
  • Grundy
  • Hamilton
  • Marion
  • McMinn
  • Rhea
  • Sequatchie
  • Polk

First-time parents may enroll during pregnancy or before the baby is three-months old.

Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee (Middle Tennessee)

Sarah Loch
600 Hill Avenue, Suite 202
Nashville, TN 37210
(615)-383-0994
http://www.pcat.org/about-us/

  • Davidson
First-time parents may enroll during pregnancy or before the baby is three-months old.

The Center for Family Development - Middle TN

Rachel McClanahan - 200 Commerce Street, Suite D, Clarksville, TN  37040
(931)-645-3976 
http://thecenterforfamilydevelopment.org/HeavenSent/

 

  • Montgomery
Parents who are expecting or who have newborns under the age of three-months.

The Center for Family Development -  Southern Middle TN

Tiffany Bare - 310 Coloredo Blvd suite b, Shelbyville, TN 37160
(931)-684-4676   
http://thecenterforfamilydevelopment.org/HeavenSent/

  • Bedford
  • Franklin
  • Lincoln
  • Marshall Counties
Parents who are expecting or who have newborns under the age of three-months.

The Exchange Club/Holland J. Stephens Center

Dawn Raines
616 N. Church Street
Suite B
Livingston, TN 38570
(931)823-6432
http://stephenscenter.org/

  • Cumberland
  • Dekalb
  • Putnam
  • White
First time mothers or mothers under the age of 21 with multiple children can enroll prenatally or until the child is two months old. Services are offered until the child is five years of age.

University of Tennessee, Martin

Sharon Waterfield
204 Hannings Lane
Martin, TN 38238
(731)881-7915
http://www.utm.edu/departments/fcs/cf_grants.php

  • Dyer
  • Henry
  • Lake
  • Lauderdale
  • Shelby
  • Tipton

 

First time mothers or mothers under the age of 21 with multiple children can enroll prenatally or until the child is two months old. Services are offered until the child is five years of age.

COVID-19 Resources for Parents

Resources from HRSA

 

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.
https://www.childtrends.org/publications/resources-for-supporting-childrens-emotional-well-being-during-the-covid-19-pandemic

Information about how to talk to your kids about coronavirus and what families need to know to stay healthy.
https://www.kidcentraltn.com/health/when-kids-get-sick/coronavirus--what-families-need-to-know-.html

 

Resources from TDMHSA

https://www.tn.gov/behavioral-health/covid19.html

 

Resources from DOE

https://www.tn.gov/education/health-and-safety/update-on-coronavirus.html

 

Resources from ZerotoThree

 

PCAT

https://www.pcat.org/covid19-response