For Healthy Families, Prevention Begins Before Birth. Thanks to Voice of America – the official external broadcast institution of the United States federal government, millions of people around the world can learn how our Healthy Families program makes a difference for families and the overall health of our community.
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Healthy Families America (HFA) is a nationally recognized, evidence-based home visiting model designed to work with overburdened families who are at-risk for adverse childhood experiences, including child maltreatment. The HFA model, developed in 1992 by Prevent Child Abuse America, is based upon 12 Critical Elements derived from more than 30 years of research to ensure programs are effective in working with families.Prevent Child Abuse Virginia has been accredited by HFA as the Central Administration for the Healthy Families Virginia network of sites. Each site has a “host agency” or fiscal agent. For the Alexandria, Arlington, and Prince William sites, it’s Northern Virginia Family Service. Click here to learn more about Northern Virginia Healthy Families.