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Risk, Reach, and Resilience

Family Home Visiting

Overall, the Family Home Visiting Program reaches 13 percent of the targeted families with children under age 6. 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 200 percent of federal poverty guidelines who are experiencing a variety of risk factors, including poverty, history of alcohol or other drug use, history of violence or at risk for child abuse and neglect, or adolescent parents.