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Home-Visiting Programs

Home Visiting is a program that serves expectant mothers and families with children up through kindergarten entry.  The aim is to teach parents appropriate ways to interact with their children, learn about how a child develops, and gain parenting skills and techniques to help them prepare their child for kindergarten. In addition to this, the program checks to see if families need other resources, assists with goal setting, and screens for domestic violence, depression, and substance abuse. Children are screened regularly to ensure they are developing well, both physically and in social/emotional ways. If needed, referrals are made for any of those resources.  Home Visitors are provided with a resource directory and taught to follow up on referrals and assist families with getting referrals and making appointments when necessary. Breastfeeding is encouraged and supported and agencies serving families with infants have Certified Lactation Educators on staff.  

There are several types of home-visiting programs in Nevada including Early Head Start, Home Instructions for Parents of Youngsters (HIPPY), Nurse Family Partnership, and Parents as Teachers. See the list of programs below for more information on each of these programs.

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