Research shows high-quality home visiting programs produce significant benefits for both the child and parents including better maternal and child health outcomes, reduced child abuse and neglect, and improved quality of parent-child interactions. In the long term, children are healthier and more successful in school and less likely to have behavior problems or be arrested as they get older. The programs also improve family economic self-sufficiency by increasing parental education attainment, employment and incomes. Ultimately, high-quality voluntary home visiting can produce a substantive return on investment, yielding returns of up to $5.70 for each dollar invested.
Assembly Bill 992, by Assemblymember Arambula, would strengthen families, help break the cycle of poverty, and improve the effectiveness of the CalWORKs program by creating the Baby Wellness and Family Support Home Visiting Program to provide voluntary home visiting services to CalWORKs recipients who are pregnant or parenting a child under age 2. Learn more
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