Governor Cooper proclaimed February 2023 Family Support Awareness Month highlighting the critical work of home visitors and parenting educators across the state.
Early childhood home visiting and parenting education (HVPE) programs strengthen the relationship between parents and children, increase parenting skills, and build confidence.
These programs build a system of support for families and ensure children are ready to learn, improve child health and keep children safe. HVPE programs are delivered by well-trained professionals and are intended to support parents and caregivers and promote healthy development and strengthen family relationships. Providing access to home visiting and parenting education to all North Carolina families would extend these benefits across the state. That’s why we need family support for all families.
Home visiting improves prenatal health and birth outcomes and also improves child health outcomes by increasing immunization rates, decreasing ER visits, and decreasing rates of abuse and neglect.
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