Children don’t come with a book of instructions. Many young, first-time parents don’t have the knowledge, experience or supports to take care of themselves or their children during the first few years of life. Home visits do an incredible job at bridging the obstacles that too often hold children and their parents back from reaching their full potential. These programs build strong families resulting in safe communities.
All families need support, but for parents living in poverty or facing other risk factors, the access to support and resources that evidence-based home visiting programs provide becomes even more critical.
In Bucks County, families can benefit from several evidence-based home visiting programs proven to improve maternal and child health, prevent child abuse and neglect and improve family literacy and economic security. They include Early Head Start, Healthy Families America and Parents as Teachers.