Family Strengthening

Our home visitation strategies, such as Parents as Teachers, Parent-Child Home and Early Steps to School Success, are helping parents understand their responsibilities to care for and be positive models for their children. As a result of First Steps’ intervention and parenting support, 66% of clients initially assessed at “low” levels of parenting have achieved moderate or high levels of parenting skill.

Parents as Teachers (PAT) is an evidence-based home visiting program designed to build strong communities, thriving families and children who are healthy, safe and ready to succeed. PAT services include:

  1. Personal Visits at least twice monthly
  2. Monthly Group Connections with other PAT families
  3. Screenings and Assessments to identify developmental concerns
  4. Connections to Outside Resources that families may need to succeed

Newberry First Steps serves families in greatest need.   Among our 2015-2016 PAT families:                                     

100% … live in poverty
100% … didn’t graduate from high school
75% … were teen parents