Nurse-Family Partnership - with your support - helps to improve the live of babies and their mothers in many ways; but did you know Nurse-Family Partnership has been proven to reduce child abuse and neglect by 48%?
Major emphasis is being put on the reduction of child abuse and neglect throughout the United States and just this year so far Colorado Governor Hickenlooper announced that Colorado was improving the front end of Colorado’s child protection system through many areas including new prevention strategies to assist families before they become part of the system. Nurse-Family Partnership was cited by Hickenlooper as one of the programs identified to enhance collaboration throughout the state.
In Seattle, City Councilmember Tim Burgess said that by offering help to poor, first-time moms through Nurse-Family Partnership, “we’re going to lower crime, we’ll impact the economic stability of that little family and we’re going to improve education and safety for the children.”
Another example is a quote from child and youth advocate Michael Feigelson talking about violence in our society; "If we want to transform our collective outrage and sadness into hope and make progress on reducing violence in America, we should start with ideas that have produced results and build from there.
Part of the plan needs to be about changing aspects of the way we support families to raise their children. This means starting at the beginning. One example of how to do this is the Nurse Family Partnership, a program that has provided intensive support to first-time at-risk mothers in the United States for over three decades. The program teaches mothers (and fathers) to avoid behaviors that harm their babies and support them to develop resources and skills to be better parents."
These are just three examples of the many people and communities who are placing a priority on prevention and the outcomes Nurse-Family Partnership has been proven to impact in order to improve the baby's health and wellbeing, reduce costs to communities and strengthen families.
Thank you for your support!