Samuels, C. (2018, December 06). Home-Visiting Successes Explored in New Reports. Retrieved February 13, 2019

Around this time in 2017, federal funding for home visiting—a program that builds long-term connections between trained counselors and at-risk families—had lapsed, ensnared in disagreements between the House and the Senate over how the program should be funded at the state level. But a February budget deal gave the federal program, known as Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting, or MIECHV, an infusion of $400 million over five years. With the prospect of drastic budget cuts now on the back burner, advocates are taking time to show how effective these early connections can be.

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