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Home Visiting is a service provided by qualified professionals within the home to parents, prenatally and/or with children birth to age three. Home Visiting programs provide parents with support to enhance the child-parent relationship. With these enhanced skills, parents can create environments that positively impact their child's social and emotional development and prepare him or her for a productive life.
This service includes:
- Assisting families in identifying informal support networks;
- Providing referrals to community resources as necessary;
- Providing information on prenatal health, newborn care and child development;
- Determining if families have been referred to Medicaid;
- Post-partum visits conducted when possible and include assessment of the mothers’ well-being, specifically: physical, emotional, social supports, and concrete needs; and
- Guiding families, caregivers and adoptive parents through child developmental curricula.
Mission of the Home Visiting program:
Home visitors partner with families to promote child development and confident parenting by supporting the relationship among the family, home visitor, and the community.
Vision of the Home Visiting program:
New Mexico families are supported to raise children who are resilient and loved for generations to come.
For more information on the CYFD Home Visiting program, please contact Soledad Martinez, Home Visiting Program Manager, at (505) 827-4114.