As a first-time mother there are many joys and challenges. One needs to budget for the baby’s needs and handle the emotional and psychological changes that come with child bearing. But what about first-time mothers who don’t know how to construct a budget or where to turn when the emotional toll is too great? Those challenges, if unaddressed, can manifest into child neglect or abuse – or worse. But some first-time mothers can turn to the Nurse Family Partnership – a program designed for nurses and first-time moms to work side-by-side for the first two years of the child’s life. This evidence-based program is sweeping the nation and helping dozens of moms and children thrive here in the Queen City. We learn about evidence-based programming and what the Nurse Family Partnership is doing.
Bud Lavery - President and CEO of Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina
Chris Bishop - Regional Program Developer for Nurse-Family Partnership
Ursula Douglas - Program Manager for the Nurse-Family Partnership