Visiting In-home Services,
Intervention, Outreach and
The VISION program promotes the health and well-being of children and families by helping to build strong caregiver-child relationships. We offer supports and services prenatally and during the first 3 years of the child’s life for parents including first time parents, adoptive parents, teen parents and other parents who would like additional support.
VISION is building on existing services, relationships, and a track record that promotes stronger families through a family-centered approach. The VISION Program of the Center for Development and Disability (CDD) at the University of New Mexico (UNM), serves families who live in Bernalillo County.
Who we are:
We are a team of professionals that includes A Nurse, a Social Worker, and a Home Visitor. We visit families in their home starting when mothers are pregnant and until the child is 3 years old.
What we do:
- Discuss how to have a healthy and happy pregnancy and prepare for the birth of a baby;
- Observe and discuss ways in which parents and babies interact with each other;
- Discuss specific things that parents and their baby can do together which will help them enjoy each other;
- Discuss how to create a safe home environment to support the child’s development and well-being;
- Discuss community resources and supports including health care to help the family;
- Look at how the baby is growing and developing by doing the Ages and Stages Parent Questionnaire on a regular basis.
- Bonding with your baby begins in pregnancy and leads to a secure attachment relationship;
- Secure attachment is the cornerstone for all later development;
- A strong caregiver-child relationship is important for a child’s development including success in school;
- Feeling successful is important to you as a caregiver.
Our Funding sources:
VISION is funded by Children, Youth and Families Department of New Mexico.