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A Powerful Weapon Against Child Abuse


Health & Wellness  (tags: A Powerful Weapon Against Child Abuse )

Agnes
- 896 days ago - healthland.time.com
Trained home visitors can improve infant mortality rates, help kids do better in school and decrease child abuse. Why U.S. moms should follow Europe's lead and invite them into their living rooms.



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Rose NoFWDSPLZ (273)
Friday April 6, 2012, 2:31 am
TY Agnes
 

SuSanne P. (182)
Saturday April 7, 2012, 2:05 pm
Thank You Agnes. We should have the "Home Visitation Model" here in the states. The problem is simple. WE DON"T. Even unborn children come into this NON-Healthcare System as a "Preconditioned Condition". Every program to assist has or is being cut as I type this. So very wrong in this country...
 

Julia R. (290)
Saturday April 7, 2012, 11:20 pm
This is a wonderful program! I'm glad that it 49 states have submitted applications for funding and Kentucky has such an extensive program! I just hope that the Republicans don't cut the funding for this excellent program for so many new, inexperienced and at risk mothers such as teen mothers. It is wonderful how these trained home visitors can reduce infant mortality rates, help kids do better in school and decrease child abuse. I think having someone there that can really mentor these mothers and provide the support that they need can make all the difference in these mothers feeling more confident and helping to create a stronger bond between them and their babies! Thanks for sharing this enlightening article Agnes.

 

Kerrie G. (135)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 7:19 am
Noted, thanks.
 

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Sunday April 8, 2012, 8:15 am
Thank you for sharing.
 

Lauren Berrizbeitia (68)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 12:57 pm
Yes, lot's of stressed new mothers or mothers of several children would benefit hugely from a supportive home visitor and even additional supports. Some kids who have to be removed from their homes might have been able to stay if there were enough support and supervision available.
 

Gloria Morotti (14)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 5:42 pm
This assistance should be available to every family, regardless of income and age of the children. This service takes the place of the family and friends who used to be available to a new mother.
 

marie c. (168)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 6:41 pm
Can not send a green star to Susanne P as have done so within the last week
Well said Susanne
 

Marianna Molnar Woods (9)
Monday April 9, 2012, 12:28 am
noted
 

LMj Sunshine (127)
Monday April 9, 2012, 1:49 am
thank you for sharing.
 

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Monday April 9, 2012, 9:56 am
Any help for parents, especially those who struggle, is to be encouraged. There are some great schemes in Britain, but they do cost, and so mahave been cut back. There are also charities that do wonderful work in this line - Action for Children, for example, does some wonderful outreach work.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 6:52 am
Noted. Thanks.
 
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