Yet for some Kansans, the landscape of daily life is harder to navigate.
Factors like poverty, illness, lack of education, and traumatic early experiences can hold back entire families, leaving them stranded by their current circumstances instead of moving forward. Without additional guidance, they might never reach their full potential as parents, or as members of a community.
Home visiting can help provide a foundation for Kansas families.
Evidence based home visiting programs increase school readiness and build critical pre-literacy skills, improve maternal and child health, strengthen the bond between a parent and child, support healthy and developmentally thriving children and increase family self-sufficiency. During 2016, home visiting programs had served 15,191 Kansas families.
Home Visiting in Kansas helps create more opportunities for children, expanding the horizons for all families.
Landscape information has been compiled for the Kansas Home Visiting Leadership Group by the University of Kansas Center for Public Partnerships and Research and is based on Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program and other statewide home visiting data.
Click here to view the presentation from the 2017 Home Visiting Forum.