Healthy Families, a Southwest Human Development partnership, is a home based, voluntary program designed to strengthen families who could be at risk of abuse or neglect during pregnancy and the first five years of a child's life.
Highly trained family support specialists visit families regularly in their own home to work on promoting child health and development, enhancing parent/child interaction and preventing child abuse.
Families receive services one of two ways:
Healthy Families Arizona services include:
Healthy Families is one of the most rigorously evaluated programs in Arizona. Results of these evaluations consistently show that 97.4% of the high-risk families served did not have a substantiated report of child abuse or neglect.