Term: BabyFirst (now known as Families First)
Last Updated: 2007-12-11
A targeted, multiyear home visiting program for families with newborns living under conditions of risk. An important program goal is the prevention of outcomes associated with child maltreatment. Supervised by public health nurses, para-professional home visitors promote child health and safety, facilitate parental problem-solving, positive parent-child interaction, and community referrals.
NOTE: In 2003, the screen and the home visiting program changed names from BabyFirst to Families First to better reflect a family-centered approach (Brownell et al., 2012).
- BabyFirst Evaluation Data
- BabyFirst Screening (BFS) Form
- BabyFirst Screening Data
- Child Maltreatment
- Families First
- Families First Screen (FFS) / Screening Form
- Families First Screening (FFS) Data
- Family Stress Checklist (FSC)
- Healthy Child Manitoba (HCM)
- Brownell M, Chartier M, Santos R, Ekuma O, Au W, Sarkar J, MacWilliam L, Burland E, Koseva I, Guenette W. How are Manitoba's Children Doing? Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2012. [Report] [Summary] [Updates and Errata] [Additional Materials] (View)
- Brownell M, Santos R, Kozyrskyj A, Roos N, Au W, Dik N, Chartier M, Girard D, Ekuma O, Sirski M, Tonn N, Schultz J. Next Steps in the Provincial Evaluation of the BabyFirst Program: Measuring Early Impacts on Outcomes Associated with Child Maltreatment. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2007. [Report] [Summary] (View)
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