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Developmental and Economic Effects of Parenting Programs for Expectant Parents and Parents of Preschool-age Children

Identifies the long-term societal benefits of investing early (from conception to age five) in effective programs for children. This paper focuses on parenting education programs and seeks to answer the question, "If we made sufficient investment in effective parenting education programs, what might be the economic benefits to society?"

Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation to Home Visiting Programs: Addressing the Unmet Mental Health Needs of Families with Young Children

Describes the model used by IL Children's Mental Health Partnership in providing grants to home visiting programs to fund Early Childhood Mental Health Consultants to work with program supervisors and staff.

Medicaid Financing of Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs: Options, Opportunities, and Challenges

Discusses the findings of NASHP's literature review of state policies and practices nationwide to identify mechanisms for supporting home visiting services through Medicaid and findings from an expert panel regarding both currently used and potential additional mechanisms through which Medicaid could pay for home visiting and provides state examples where applicable. Six in-depth case studies illustrate states’ experiences with Medicaid financing of home visiting services.

The Potential for Cost Savings from Home Visiting due to Reductions in Child Maltreatment

Describes the evidence of effectiveness of several home-visiting program models in reducing child maltreatment. We present the estimated costs of implementing these models and describe the additional information needed to assess whether they are cost-beneficial with respect to reductions child maltreatment and other outcomes.The brief focuses on four program models—Healthy Families America (HFA), Nurse Family Partnership (NFP), Parents as Teachers (PAT), and SafeCare. 


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