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What you need to know

Home visiting means family support. Right when it's needed most.

Nebraska-Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (N-MIECHV) Program home visitors provide support for pregnant or parenting families of children birth to age 5, who may struggle with significant life stressors such as poverty, exposure to violence or substance abuse, teen parenting, or military families with one or both parents in service.  They go into the home to teach, to reinforce positive parenting skills and to enhance parent-child relationships.

Professional N-MIECHV home visitors are using Abusive Head Trauma prevention education and The Crying Plan with families to ensure that all parents know about infant crying patterns, and can make a plan to prevent ever shaking a baby out of frustration.

They also use the NE Safe Sleep Environmental Checklist with families to ensure that all parents are able to provide the best practice in safe sleep for their little ones.

Working directly with families in their homes gives them the perfect opportunity to teach and encourage, focus on strengths and build knowledge; to raise children who are bright, eager and ready to learn.

Learn more about the N-MIECHV Program or contact Jennifer Auman at Jennifer.auman@nebraska.gov or (402) 471-1938

 

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For more information on how to implement the Nebraska Safe Sleep Educational Checklist in your Home Visiting Site, please contact Jackie Moline at jackie.moline@nebraska.gov.