From the Office of the Chief Executive Officer
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Article posted in August 2014 CounciLINK Newsletter
Family Engagement Key to Home Visitor Assessment System
Recent policy initiatives have made early care and education bubble to the top of priority lists at both the federal and state level, with a particular emphasis on home visiting. Among the many components of President Obama’s Early Learning Initiative is the investment of $1.5 billion committed to expand home visitation to America’s most vulnerable children and families across all 50 states. This is a vital investment because voluntary home visiting programs help nurses, social workers and other professionals connect families to services and educational support that that improves a child’s health, development and ability to learn.Read more »
Why is home visitation important?
A Pew Charitable Trust Fact Sheet, citing numerous sources, showed that family support programs work and ultimately save taxpayers money. A number of those sources found evidence of effectiveness in a number of areas: reduced health care costs, reduced need for remedial education and increased family self-sufficiency. The fact sheet highlighted the following:
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