Maine Families Home Visiting

The home visiting model developed and delivered by Maine Families is designed to promote child and family well-being. Maine Families uses current information regarding child development, health, safety, and nutrition that is based in sound research and practical knowledge of human development and public health. The program supports expectant families and families of newborns statewide. Maine Families’ goals for enrolled children and families include:

  • Nurturing families and their relationships
  • Promoting positive and effective parenting
  • Encouraging healthy living, considering all aspects of development
  • Providing guidance in creating positive and creative learning environments
  • Protecting children from violence, abuse and neglect
  • Protecting children from preventable illness and injury
  • Providing connections to needed resources and the community
  • Encouraging family self-sufficiency

With this focused agenda, Maine Families is addressing the national public health priorities at the state and local levels while considering the unique needs of families in Maine. Maine Families’ public health approach emphasizes prevention and early intervention while operating in comprehensive, collaborative, community-based settings.

“This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Affordable Care Act, Maternal, Infant, Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Expansion and Formula Grants (D89MC23149 $23,507,900; X02MC27403 $1,000,000; and X02MC26322 $1,000,000).  This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.”

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