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Enhanced Home Visitation Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $250,000)

The Safe Start Promising Approaches Project will develop and support practice enhancements and innovations to prevent and reduce the impact of children's exposure to violence in their homes and communities. The project will help communities implement collaborative and evidence-based practices across the services continuum for children and their families. Exposure to violence includes being a victim of violence or a witness to violence, and encompasses abuse, neglect or child maltreatment, domestic violence, and community violence. This program is authorized by Sections 261 and 262 of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended (42 USC 5665-5666).

The Health Federation of Philadelphia (HFP) will test the efficacy of integrating S.E.L.F., a theory based trauma intervention model, with an existing home based early head start program. The goals of this intervention program are to: reduce the incidence and impact of children's exposure to violence, and to increase the protective factors afforded to children by strengthening primary caregivers' ability to provide safe, stable, nurturing relationships. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 12, 2010