The CFLS Parenting and Family Education Home Visitors Program is designed to support the stability of the most at-risk families in DC's Ward 5,6,7 and 8 to prevent child abuse and neglect by empowering parents and strengthening families. Through close relationships with case managers, participating families, and via home visits, we are able to provide knowledge, skills and interventions for families by addressing any concerns, challenges and questions they had regarding healthy parenting and nurturing techniques. In the past year, CFLS has served 99 families and 155 children!
Parenting and Family Education Home Visitors Program uses Nurturing Skills for Families curriculum, which is part of an evidence based program called The Nurturing Parenting Programs for Parents and Infants that has proven to effectively treat and prevent the recurrence of child abuse and neglect. The program pairs parent education sessions with home visits to build strong relationships with parents and to support them in establishing healthy and nurturing parenting skills. It is also an opportunity for parents to share questions and concerns that they are hesitant to address during a group setting.
For more information about Parenting and Family Education Home Visitors Program, contact Michelle Maccado at 202-347-0511 Ext. 3460 or Mmaccado@cflsdc.org.