Do MHV Programs really work? In this article, we explore the Maternal Home Visiting program results, benefits, and necessary steps to keep them going.
What is the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV programs) and how important it is in saving our future?
1 in 10 US babies is addicted to a substance and off to a lousy start. How to help mothers with substance use disorders and their babies?
New York’s Maternal Home Visiting Programs protect children from Adverse Childhood Experiences like abuse and neglect. Why do we invest so little in them?
20 years ago CDC research on childhood trauma, called ACEs, showed survivors lead shorter sicker lives. Why aren’t we preventing it?
US researchers have found early intervention can help prevent negative childhood experiences in infancy turning into long-term health risks.
Slavery hasn’t ended; today it’s called human trafficking; using force, fraud or coercion for labor or sexual exploitation. Here are facts about it.
An interview with the Stop Abuse Campaign’s Melanie Blow about ACEs, addiction, prostitution and child sex abuse laws and policy.
New York’s children deserve to be protected from trauma by home visiting programs like Healthy Families NY. Good for kids. Good for taxpayers.
Neglect impacts children. Children that are neglected can find life can be a battle to survive. Neglect is a failure to handle children with proper care.
How do we protect children from ACEs? Maternal Home Visiting Services are the most effective tool for protecting children from trauma.
A sex trafficking survivor talks about the path her trauma drove her down and her goal of helping other survivors heal.
An unwanted baby was found in a garbage bag in the very city where the Maternal Home Visiting program that could have saved her was invented.
A 12 year old girl reports that her mother is starving her. Parenting classes won’t fix that but maternal home visiting programs will. If we fund them.
We love to write bills that punish cocaine-addicted mothers, but we don’t like to help them. Should we punish bad mothers?
Discover the facts behind missing children and the scary stories that we hear. How do you protect your child?
They break, you know. These children we leave behind. Foster care kids have high Adverse Childhood Experience scores. Like all children they thrive on love.
Testimony in New York State calling for Maternal Home Visiting programs to be broadly available as a way of dramatically reducing abuse and neglect.
Opioids: a tiny addict is born every 19 minutes. Maternal home visiting programs protect children better than foster care but we’re not using them.
We’re shocked by stories of children murdered and horribly abused, but don’t spend enough to protect children through Maternal Home Visiting programs.
Looking at my father I didn’t see the man who lay on my bedroom floor to protect me from the monsters in my dreams. I saw the monster. And I forgave him.
I will not be measured and weighed and found wanting. I’m going to be OK as I am, even if I am obese. Find out why I choose to be fat.
New York City is dealing with a rash of murdered children. In the midst of finger-pointing, no one is talking about the one real solution to the problem.
Communities can prevent abuse with maternal home visiting programs that equip mothers, like VernayLah Laventure, to build healthy families
There are lessons that can be learned from Arianna Smyth’s death that would spare other children