Confident Parenting Home Visiting provides information, support and encouragement through home-based services for families of infants prenatal to age three. Services are available in both Santa Fe and Rio Arriba counties and Spanish speaking staff are available in both counties. Families receive regular visits in their home by trained Home Visitors who support parents in their role as careivers to promote nurturing parent-child relationships. Home visits connect families to community resources, explore child development and behavior, and support parent-child interactions to promote physical and mental health, safety and child development.
Services include convenient weekly home visits, information and support, regular screenings and evaluations, connection to community supports and resources, consultations and parenting education. Participating families will develop and progress toward completion of their own individual goals and aquire a stronger understanding of their child based on communication and behavior.
Families may be referred through primary care physicians, hospital discharge social workers, therapists, and/or other agencies in Santa Fe or northern New Mexico. Families seeking help may also apply for services directly. In fiscal year 2015, 429 individuals received direct, indirect, and/or outreach services.
In FY 2015:
- 175 children amd caregivers received individual home visiting services
- 36 extended family members received indirect support to assist in securing nurturing parent-child relationships
- 218 (est.) individuals received outreach services through presentations and requests for information