Overall, the Family Home Visiting Program provided through TANF funding reaches 8 percent of the targeted families with children under age 5. Home visiting has been shown to be effective in helping families improve health status; achieve economic self-sufficiency; improve positive parenting; reduce child maltreatment; achieve goals such as child spacing, education, and employment; and establish links to community resources. The Family Home Visiting Program works with families at or below 185 percent of federal poverty guidelines who are experiencing a variety of risk factors.
Minnesota Early Childhood Risk and Reach was developed by the University of Minnesota (Harris Training Programs in the Center for Early Education and Development) and Wilder Research in partnership with the Minnesota Departments of Education, Health, and Human Services.
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