Colorado Home Visiting Coalition Models
The Colorado Home Visiting Coalition (CHVC) members include organizations that represent complimentary, evidence-based home visitation services for pregnant women and families with children through kindergarten. Member organizations incorporate a preventative, holistic, two-generation approach. This approach seeks to break the cycle of poverty by providing health and education supports. CHVC members oversee the home visiting models listed below.
About Members' Models
Baby Bear Hugs helps establish supportive relationships, provides parenting education, and connects parents/caregivers to resources. Stress is reduced, children benefit through increased school readiness, health and resilience. Baby Bear Hugs is free and serves all families, parents and caregivers, prenatally and with children through 5 years old through certified Parenting Educators.
Home-Based Head Start promotes the school readiness of low-income children by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development. This takes place in a learning environment that supports children’s growth in language, literacy, mathematics, science, social and emotional functioning, creative arts, physical skills, and approaches to learning. Home-Based Head Start is delivered in the home by a trained home visitor, family advocate, or an infant/toddler educator.
Family Connects is an evidence-based model and successfully demonstrated program that supports all newborns and their families through postpartum nurse home visits. A registered nurse visits the families at their home during the 3 weeks after birth to check on the parent, baby and the whole family to provide support and connect them with community resources tailored to their needs. Anyone with a newborn in the areas where the program is implemented in Colorado can participate, including foster, adoptive, kinship, immigrant, and refugee families.
Illuminate Colorado is the state program office for Family Connects in Colorado.
For nearly 30 years, Healthy Families America (HFA) ) an evidence-based parent support and education program has worked toward a singular vision: all children receive nurturing care from their family that leads to a healthy, long, and successful life. HFA promotes child well-being and prevents the abuse and neglect of children in communities around the world through family focused and empathic support provided in the home.
Illuminate Colorado is the state program office for Healthy Families America in Colorado.
HealthySteps, a program of ZERO TO THREE, is an evidence-based, interdisciplinary pediatric primary care program that promotes the health, well-being and school readiness of babies and toddlers, with an emphasis on families living in low-income communities
Assuring Better Child Health & Development is the state program office for HealthySteps in Colorado.
Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) is an evidence-based home visiting program that helps parents prepare their 2, 3, 4 and 5-year old children for success in school and throughout life. HIPPY strengthens communities and families by empowering parents to play an active role in preparing their children for school. HIPPY uses a peer-delivered, home visitation model, with trained home visitors providing weekly visits to work one-on-one with parents of preschool aged children.
Parent Possible is the state program office for HIPPY in Colorado.
Parents as Teachers (PAT) is an evidence-based parent education and support program designed to empower parents as their child’s first teacher. PAT utilizes a home visitation model, working with families from pregnancy until their child completes kindergarten. PAT aims to improve parenting practices by increasing a parent’s knowledge of early childhood development. Through home visits and ongoing assessment, parent educators are able to provide early detection of developmental delays and health issues, help in the prevention of child abuse and neglect, and increase children’s school readiness and success
Parent Possible is the state program office for Parents as Teachers in Colorado.
SafeCare® Colorado is a free, voluntary parent support program for parents and caregivers with children ages five and under who need extra support to keep their families safe and healthy. Parent support providers help parents build on their existing skills in the areas of parent-child interactions, home safety and child health. SafeCare® typically takes 18-20 weekly sessions to complete (about 4-6 months) and each session lasts 1 to 1.5 hours. SafeCare® Colorado is delivered in the home or another convenient location by trained parent support providers.
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