Delta Home Visiting
Delta Home Visiting Initative is Delta Health Alliance’s home visitation program that assists parents by providing the information, support and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life.
The Delta Home Visiting Initiative utilizes an evidence-based early childhood home visitation curriculum that builds strong communities, reinforces families and facilitates the development of children who are healthy, safe, and ready to learn. DHA’s certified parent educator staff members work one-on-one with high-risk expectant mothers and parents of children ages zero to five to emphasize parent-child interaction, development-centered parenting, and family well-being. There are four interrelated components of the model, including personal home visits, group connection meetings, screenings, and easy access to a comprehensive resource network.
Parent educators, recruited from the communities they serve, receive extensive training and learn to work with and develop a relationship with parents to provide infants and young children with the stability and enriched environment they need to thrive. One key to the program’s success is that the parent educators are from the same community as the families with whom they are working.
PAT kids are the most at-risk children we serve, but they show up better prepared for Kindergartenthan the county average children.