Home Visiting

Welcome to Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey’s Home Visiting Website!

Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey, the New Jersey state chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America, is the state office for both Healthy Families New Jersey (HF-TIP NJ) and Parents as Teachers New Jersey (PAT-NJ). These two home visiting programs are designed to teach new parents how to form healthy bonds with their babies, to interact in developmentally appropriate ways, and to provide safe homes for their children. Home visitors also partner with parents to nurture children’s literacy skills and improve school readiness, including early screening and detection of developmental delays. Home visiting has an economic benefit as well, by preventing the need for more costly intervention services such as emergency health care, and involvement with the child welfare and criminal justice system, while strengthening families and connecting them with community resources early in a child’s life.

Healthy Families-TIP New Jersey and Parents as Teachers programs are located in all 21 counties. New Jersey’s home visitors are highly trained paraprofessionals, nurses, and other degreed professionals.

If you have any questions or comments about these programs, please contact us.

Home Visiting PSA
Pregnancy can be an exciting but stressful time. Support from a home visitor — before AND after your baby is born — can reduce that stress, so that you can focus on your child and keeping your family strong.