Chisago County Health and Human Services
Family Home Visiting
North Branch Office
6133 402nd St, North Branch, MN, 55056-6097
Distance: 953 Miles
Family Home Visiting is a voluntary, home-based service ideally delivered prenatally through a child's first few years.
Using information from developmental and risk assessments, a trained home visitor visits the family every week or so and works with the family on goals they have established.
Home visiting uses a multi-generational approach, benefiting pregnant and parenting families with young children through:
* Helping parents and caregivers develop safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments that support healthy development
* Connecting families to community services, such as referrals for pregnant women to prenatal care
* Supporting parents as a child's first teacher
* Fostering parenting skills that decrease the risk of child abuse
- Healthy Families America
Most programs offer services prenatally through children up to age five years. Families who present the greatest need are prioritized to receive visits, including those who may have the following risk factors:
* Adolescent parents
* History of child or domestic abuse, or other types of violence including victimization
* History of homelessness or low resiliency to adversities and environmental stressors
* Mental health disorders including maternal depression or reduced cognitive function
* History of alcohol or substance use
* Insufficient financial resources and economic instability due to employment barrier
Nearly all Family Home Visiting in Minnesota uses an evidence-based home visiting model that vary slightly in audience, eligibility, and focus.
There is no application process. Families interested in enrolling are connected with trained home visitors.
8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
Chisago County residents
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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LJ-5000.6615Prenatal/Postnatal Home Visitation Programs Definition
Programs staffed by nurses or other trained professionals or volunteers that visit the homes of first-time mothers during pregnancy and early infancy to help the women improve their personal health and development during the prenatal period and learn to care for the child following birth. The visits encourage the mothers to maintain good nutrition; and provide information regarding danger signs in pregnancy, preparation for labor and delivery, breastfeeding and other feeding options, baby supplies, basic infant care, newborn behaviors and child development. They help to ensure that infants and toddlers are nurtured, live in a safe environment in and around the home and receive proper health care. Included are programs that focus on low income individuals, pregnant teens, women with high risk pregnancies or other special populations as well as those that are more broadly available.
YK-6500.6100New Parents Definition
Parents with a recently born child.