Local 2-Gen hubs for families with young children statewide
Many families with young children, particularly families living in poverty and those living in the rural areas of Tennessee, struggle to provide the care and nurturing that research indicates is absolutely critical in the early years of life. Home visitation programs and other wraparound supports provide these families with critical resources and supports needed. This integration initiative seeks to increase the rate of successful enrollments into evidence-based home visitation programs and improve access to needed supportive services for families with young children.
In partnership with the Early Success Coalition (https://earlysuccesscoalition.com/), Consilience Group is building the capacity of the Evidence Based Home Visitation (EBHV) regional leads and local health departments to connect to and leverage their local home visitation programs, as well as other supportive services. This project is focused on services throughout the State of Tennessee, with emphasis on rural communities that may not have the social service infrastructure – and have additional barriers such as the difficulty of travel for home visitation services – compared to major metropolitan areas.
Consilience Group is facilitating a structured technical assistance process with local cohorts, supporting them in their own adaptation of a “no wrong door” service delivery model for families with young children. A key component of this work is supporting regions in their assessment of available resources for families. Technical assistance includes the provision of structured learning through web-based sessions, the establishment of a peer learning community, and one-on-one customized coaching. At the close of the engagement, participating regions will have developed a “no wrong door” implementation tool kit and corresponding implementation plan.