Navigation Links
County-Wide Home Visiting Program Found to Reduce Child Abuse and Neglect
Date:12/6/2007

wo years of the target child's

birth for 92% of all mothers and 100% of teens.

-- A full 95% of target children received the recommended schedule of

immunizations, surpassing the state and national rates of 78%.

-- And 96% of target children met developmental milestones, providing

strong evidence of the program's ability to impact environmental

factors in developmental delays.

HFM is highly effective at promoting self-sufficiency among mothers, which is key to preventing depression and stress -- both major risk factors for child abuse. For example, among program participants, the number of working moms went from 25% to 48%. Ninety-four percent either maintained stable housing or improved their housing status.

According to the study, the most successful HFM participants are likely to be Hispanic, with Spanish as the primary language, and become high school graduates or continue their education while enrolled in the program. However, the most successful participants who ultimately graduate from the program are also likely to have the highest risk at program entry in the areas of social isolation, depression, and unsafe homes.

HFM, an accredited Healthy Families America program, serves first-time parents who are faced with an array of challenges which may include: limited education, maternal depression, insufficient knowledge of normal child development, poverty, substance abuse issues, limited self-sufficiency, or who experienced abuse or neglect as a child. The program is set up to help families attain self-sufficiency and confidence as a parent via an on-going goal setting process. The home visitor further supports the family with child development education and linkage to community resources.

The Healthy Families Montgomery Ten Year Longitudinal study was conducted by Donna D. Klagholz, Ph.D. & Associates, LLC. For a copy of the study, contact Janet Curran at HFM, 610 East Diamond Avenue,
'/>"/>

SOURCE Family Services Agency
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Webcast Alert: Kaiser Permanente Residency Program Open House
2. School-based overweight prevention program may cut risk of eating disorders among girls
3. TriWest Creates First-of-its-Kind Partnership to Offer Military Leaders With Grief Support Program
4. Partnership for a Drug-Free America and Colorado Springs Police Department Introduce Methamphetamine Prevention Program to Colorado Law Enforcement
5. Easter Seals Launches Program for Veterans Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with Traumatic Brain Injuries
6. Keeping Kids Healthy and Fit: The New York Kids Club Launches a Revolutionary New Fitness Program
7. Patient Advocate Foundation Launches Program to Help Uninsured Virginians with Chronic, Debilitating and Life-Threatening Illness Access Quality Healthcare
8. Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursings Future Joins With AACN to Offer New Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars Program
9. Concentra Expands Horizon Air Employee Health Program With On-Site Clinic
10. Clarity Imaging International, Inc. Rolls Out Mobile DEXA Program
11. HealthFitness CEO Supports Move Toward Cultural Shift, and Science-Based Health Management Programming
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 The City of West ... 10 a.m., to commemorate the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court ... , “It’s been 42 years since the Roe vs. Wade decision ... still as present as ever,” said City of West Hollywood Councilmember ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... The Incredible Bulk is a revolutionary method put ... muscle by up to 30lbs in less than 12 weeks ... Stan Stevenson, prompting an investigative review. , “Our Incredible ... diet formula that allows the body to pack on a ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Juvent Sports ... at the 2015 PGA Merchandise Show to bestow a ... incredible female amateur golfer, Arlene McKitrick. The award commemorated ... amateur golf tournament win. She won her first amateur ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... released a new blog post presenting the basic features of ... an accidental death and dismemberment rider for a car insurance ... benefits if the insured dies in an accident. Accidental death ... insurance. , AD&D is not expensive and can be ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 IsoComforter, Inc. has introduced the ... patented IsoTube design to treat specific body parts and muscle ... progressive and easy to use patented cold therapy machine with ... related orthopedic and muscle injuries. IsoComforter has become the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The Incredible Bulk: Review Examining Ben Pakulski’s Brand New Bulking Muscle Building Diet Program Released 2Health News:All-Time Leading Female Amateur Golfer Arlene McKitrick Receives Juvent Sports Achievement Award at 2015 PGA Show 2Health News:All-Time Leading Female Amateur Golfer Arlene McKitrick Receives Juvent Sports Achievement Award at 2015 PGA Show 3Health News:Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Can Be Purchased at Low Prices Online 2Health News:IsoComforter Introduces Best of Class Cold Therapy Product to the Worldwide Market 2
... have near normal lung function and seem to perform ... cancer patients//. Similarly, male lung cancer patients were likely ... which is characterized by progressive deterioration in lung function. ... the CHEST journal, a publication of the American College ...
... insurance plans show wide variations among different states with ... ,-Employees in the smallest firms (1-9 workers) ... than those in the largest firms (1,000+ workers), when ... a health plan--is taken into account, a new Commonwealth ...
... that can treat breast cancer. But NHS said that it would ... cancer. // Due to this there are lots of legal challenges ... pay for the drug. The latest being a British man, Stuart ... that his local NHS trust would fund for his treatment with ...
... health service is losing more than ?50m because of people ... of similar complaint by NHS managers the situation is now ... Huntingdon said: ‘Some people do not turn up as they ... a lot of problems in lost capacity and extra work.’ ...
... recent study has revealed that heart patients who are smokers ... receiving a jolt from these devices to bring their heart ... ,The study was conducted at Washington University School of ... related to smoking, and previous studies have shown that decreasing ...
... but scientist raise doubts about the effect of these supplements. ... and circadian timing. This is produced naturally by the body ... works but clinical trails says that it is not very ... cut evidence that melatonin has the same sleep-inducing effect in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Male Lung Cancer Patients Less Likely To Perform Well in Lung Function Tests 2Health News:Health Insurance Plans Varies among States 2Health News:Health Insurance Plans Varies among States 3Health News:Jolt to Quit Smoking 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... Jan. 23, 2015   Leatt Corporation  (OTCQB: LEAT), a ... for all forms of sports, including extreme motor sports, ... announced today that the UISP Lega Motociclismo Lombardia, an ... riders to wear a neck brace during its racing ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... BOSTON , January 23, 2015 ... development company, is delighted to announce that the Malcolm ... Miles Congreve (Vice President of Chemistry), Fiona ... Weir (Chief Executive Officer and co-founder) for the seminal ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... UPI ), a medical device company that develops, ... dysfunctions, today reported financial results for the fiscal 2015 ... for the Company,s Urgent ®  PC Neuromodulation System grew ... as compared to $3.9 million in the third quarter ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Leatt Announces Neck Braces Now Required For Motocross/Minicross Racing In Italy 2Leatt Announces Neck Braces Now Required For Motocross/Minicross Racing In Italy 3Heptares Scientists to Receive the Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize for 2015 in Recognition of Their Outstanding Contribution to GPCR Drug Discovery 2Heptares Scientists to Receive the Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize for 2015 in Recognition of Their Outstanding Contribution to GPCR Drug Discovery 3Heptares Scientists to Receive the Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize for 2015 in Recognition of Their Outstanding Contribution to GPCR Drug Discovery 4Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 2Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 3Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 4Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 5Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 6Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 7Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 8Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 9Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 10Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 11Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 12Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 13Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 14Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 15Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 16Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 17Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 18
... the Horizon 2" Special Session, ROCKVILLE, Md., ... a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing,therapeutics for the treatment ... present preclinical data for its product candidates,ENMD-2076, MKC-1, ... EntreMed,scientists and collaborators during the American Association for ...
... to improve ... management of risk for infection, BOSTON, April 10 ... lung transplantation at the,University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) has ... with,microbial analysis of bronchoalveolar (BAL) fluids in immunosuppressed,patients, can help ...
Cached Medicine Technology:EntreMed to Highlight ENMD-2076 Kinase Inhibitor at 2008 AACR Annual Meeting 2EntreMed to Highlight ENMD-2076 Kinase Inhibitor at 2008 AACR Annual Meeting 3Prospective Microbial Analysis of Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluids with Immune Function Testing Can Distinguish Between Fungal Colonization and Fungal Disease In Lung Transplant Recipients 2Prospective Microbial Analysis of Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluids with Immune Function Testing Can Distinguish Between Fungal Colonization and Fungal Disease In Lung Transplant Recipients 3
... The Trans-Blot Plus cell offers rapid ... 26.5 x 28 cm blotting area. ... gels, such as those used with ... versatile tank transfer system provides uniform ...
... vacuum regulator, base with vacuum stage, porous ... assorted window gaskets, lid, instructions. The ... transfers DNA or RNA from an agarose ... generally requires only 90 min for transfer, ...
... proven electrophoretic transfer apparatus incorporating state-of-the-art plate electrodes ... allows for a very close positioning of the ... power source such as a battery charger, creates ... exceptionally rapid and exact electrophoretic transfer. ...
... proven electrophoretic transfer apparatus incorporating state-of-the-art plate electrodes ... allows for a very close positioning of the ... power source such as a battery charger, creates ... exceptionally rapid and exact electrophoretic transfer. ...
Medicine Products: