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Home Visits Help Families, Save Money

If a social program with a strong research base helps at-risk parents and children—and saves taxpayers money—how can we make it as efficient and effective as possible? That's a question the South Carolina legislature will be addressing this year.

I saw many changes in our armed forces during my 33 years of service in the Navy and in the leadership of the Federal Maritime Commission under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. But one constant I observed was the need to make information and voluntary counseling available to military families with young children.

Every military family that is expecting a baby or already has young children has access to the New Parent Support Program. One of the key components is voluntary home visiting, which matches parents with trained professionals, often a nurse or social worker, who provide information and support during pregnancy and throughout a child's early years.

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Home Visiting Campaign
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