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Tribal Home Visiting

Home-based support services to Native American families with young children



What we do

  • Come to see you in the convenience of your home
  • Offer support and listen to you and what you have to say
  • Answer questions about your baby’s development
  • Help connect you with resources in your community

Who can enroll

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Native American Families (No CIB required)
  • Enroll from Prenatal to 36 months (Service can continue through child’s 5th birthday)
  • Live within the counties of Bernalillo, Cibola, or Sandoval
  • Specialized services for teen parents, grandparents raising grandchildren, and dads
  • No income requirements

What to Expect During a Home Visit

  • Prenatal support and education
  • Basic infant care, health, nutrition and safety
  • Providing referrals to community resources
  • Post-partum visits including assessment of the mothers’ well-being
  • Guiding families, caregivers and adoptive parents through child developmental curricula (Parents as Teachers)
  • Access to community supports for Diné and Keres language learning and traditional child rearing practices
  • Monthly Group Connection events focusing on parent/child interaction, development-centered parenting and family well-being

Benefits of home visiting

  • Support for you, your baby and your family’s well-being
  • Better understand how your baby lets you know what she wants
  • Discover ways to use your relationship with your baby to support his development
  • Better understand the baby blues

Research shows...

  • What a child experiences in their first years of life makes a big difference in how their brain will develop and how they will interact with the world throughout their life.
  • Nurturing parent—child interactions are critical to the development of a secure attachment, best possible development in all areas of functioning, and is associated with greater success during the school years.

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