CFR received renewed funding this fall from Georgia’s Department of Public Health, Georgia’s Division of Family and Children Services, and the United Way of Greater Atlanta to continue our work helping ensure high quality home visiting services for at risk families, beginning prenatally and continuing through age 5, across the state of Georgia.
Under the leadership of CFR’s Associate Director, Dr. Anita Brown, CFR’s Technical Assistance and Quality Team provides technical assistance and training for Georgia’s Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting program which comprises home visiting programs in 62 counties. The DFCS funds support training and technical assistance for First Steps screening program which links families to community resources and programs, including home visiting if they are eligible. The United Way funds are specifically to support Georgia’s Parents as Teachers (PAT) state office where CFR employee Jessica Gurnow provides technical assistance and training for all current PAT programs and guidance to communities interested in starting a program. The funds also support the annual Home Visiting Institute, a day-long series of workshops available to all home visiting staff across the state and organized by CFR’s Home Visiting Technical Assistance and Quality Director, Michelle Lanier.