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U.S. Congress Extends Funding for the Bipartisan-Supported Federal Home Visiting Program

On April 14, 2015, the U.S.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month!

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. We ask that you help spread the word about Prevent Child Abuse Georgia’s 1-800-CHILDREN Helpline which provides local resources throughout the state to prevent child abuse and support the healthy development of children.

Report - Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8: A Unifying Foundation

On April 1, 2015, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the National Research Council (NCR) released

New ‘Connections’ Video Series Highlights Child Abuse Prevention Partnerships

Mark your calendars! April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

New ‘Connections’ Video Series Highlights Child Abuse Prevention Partnerships

Mark your calendars! April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

HRSA Issue Brief and State-by-State MIECHV Data Now Available

Great Start Georgia, on behalf of The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is pleased to announce that an

Early Education Initiatives Aligned with the Great Start Georgia Framework

Coordinating with partners, the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning has applied for and received federal grant funding to build and strengthen the state's early learning and development systems.

Visiting Nurses, Helping Mothers on the Margins

By Sabrina Tavernise

The New York Times

March 8, 2015

Highlights from Georgia’s Development Grant Evaluations

by Anita Brown, Ph.D., Associate Director, Center for Family Research, University of Georgia

February is National Parent Leadership Month!

February is National Parent Leadership Month!  The FRIENDS Parent Advisory Council (PAC) is excited to offer you the following resources to recognize and celebrate the parents in your state, community and local programs!  .

Home Visiting Programs Reviewing Evidence of Effectiveness - November 2014

A review of evidence of home visiting models, known as the Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE) project, determines

MIECHV Issue Brief on Centralized Intake Systems

The purpose of this MIECHV Issue Brief on Centralized Intake is to share the experiences and lessons learned from some of the states that are working to develop centralized intake systems.

To Help Language Skills of Children, a Study Finds, Text Their Parents With Tips

By Mokoto Rich

The New York Times

November 14, 2014

The Latest on Media and Young Children

The Latest on Media and Young Children

Quality of Words, Not Quantity, Is Crucial to Language Skills, Study Finds

The New York Times

Oct. 16, 2014

Treating Depression Before It Becomes Postpartum

Parental Depression and Young Children

By Katherine A. Beckmann, PhD, MPH

Senior Policy Advisor for Early Childhood Health and Development

 

U.S. Senators From Iowa Support 'Building Healthy Families'

U.S Senators Chuck Grassley and Tom Harkin of Iowa shared their enthusiasm for family support and coaching programs during Prevent Child Abuse (PCA) Iowa's annual conference in April.  The conference, entitled "Building Healthy Families," also featured a keynote address by Pew's home visiting cam

How Home Visiting Achieves Cost Savings Through Reduced Child Maltreatment

A new study from Mathematica Policy Research and Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago explores evidence that certain home visiting models may help prevent child maltreatment and prove cost-effective for governments.

Home Visiting Approaches to Maternal Depression

The topic of the May 2014 issue of Zero to Three is "Addressing Maternal Depression in Home Visiting Programs: Current Issues and Innovative Approaches." In this issue, the journal responds to the

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