Strengthening Families Through Outreach
The Children’s Home & Aid Healthy Families program is centered on working with parents to create safe, stimulating home environments by learning about child development, positive discipline techniques and developing parenting skills.
Families can expect to receive home visits with an emphasis on bonding, attachment and social-emotional growth. The visits include parent education on infant through early childhood care and well-being, as well as overall family wellbeing. Healthy Families works with families to ensure they are connected to medical, dental, mental health and other community resources. The cumulative effect of these efforts strengthens families and reduces the risk of child abuse and neglect.
Children’s Home & Aid’s Healthy Families Illinois programs are fully accredited by Healthy Families America. The award of accreditation indicates programming that adheres to research based best practice standards that are indicative of programming excellence. The accreditation process includes submission of an extensive self study and three-day site visit by representatives of Healthy Families America.
Healthy Families Illinois is offered in the Central Region in McLean, DeKalb, DeWitt, Ford, Piatt, Tazewell, Vermilion, and Woodford counties.