The Status of Home Visiting Services for Expectant and Parenting Foster Youth in California

Last Updated Nov 30, 2021

This publication shares findings from a September 2021 survey conducted by John Burton Advocates for Youth to understand the extent to which county child welfare agencies provide home visiting programs to expectant and parenting foster youth and to understand how formalized this process is locally.

Home visiting is a prevention strategy used to support expectant individuals and new parents to promote infant and child health, promote educational development and school readiness, and help prevent child abuse and neglect.

Two of the most utilized home visiting programs by county child welfare agencies—Nurse-Family Partnership and Parents as Teachers—are part of the Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse under the Family First Prevention and Services Act. This means that for expectant and parenting foster youth, these programs can draw down new federal funding.