Healthy Montana Families
Maternal and Early Childhood Home Visiting
What is home visiting?
Home visiting is a partnership between professionally trained parent educators and families to help parents be the best parents they can be. Home visits are provided regularly to expectant parents, parents with new infants, and young children until they enter kindergarten. The goal of home visiting services is to build on parent and family strengths.
Parent educators provide guidance to address issues such as maternal and child health, positive parenting practices, child development, safe home environments, resource and referral access, and school readiness. Home visiting services support healthy pregnancy outcomes, child health and development, and strong parent-child relationships. The visits are generally provided in the family’s home or wherever they are staying, and may also include opportunities for group connections and other community activities. The home visiting models implemented in Montana as a part of the Healthy Montana Families are evidence-based, which means that research shows the models have positive outcomes for families.
The models implemented in Montana are:
Where can I find Home Visiting Services in my Community?