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HealthNet’s Healthy Families Program

Hello! We are your friendly neighborhood Healthy Family Home Visitors! We LOVE our jobs because we get to connect and work with families for up to three years at a time.  Our office is located in the HealthNet Southeast Health & Dental Center building on Shelby Street, but our home visitors travel anywhere and everywhere [...]

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“Great Childhoods Begin At Home” – HealthNet’s Healthy Families Program

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and we would like to take this opportunity to recognize the outstanding work of HealthNet’s Healthy Families Program, a premier child maltreatment prevention program.  Our home visitors have such strong passion for assuring that children are raised in safe and nurturing home environments.  These amazing individuals do tireless and [...]

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Musings of a Millennial – Note to Self

Post by Tori Kissner, Family Support Specialist, Healthy Famlies On my desk I have a sticky note that says the following:            Note to self:                         RELAX. You are enough. You have enough. You do enough. It’s my visual affirmation that sometimes makes the difference between a good day and a [...]

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A Resolution Revolution: Musings of a Millennial

Post by Tori Kissner, Better Indy Babies/Healthy Families People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history.” –Dan Quayle, former United States Vice President Every year people make their new year’s resolutions—those secret self-promises that typically have the most positive and genuine of intentions, but somehow [...]

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Warm Languages: Musings of a Millennial

Post by Tori Kissner, Family Support Specialist - Better Indy Babies/Healthy Families If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. –Nelson Mandela  As a proud member of the millennial generation, the news of former South [...]

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Give the Gift of Hope!

As the holiday season approaches, many of us are busy making lists of last minute ingredients we need to get for Thanksgiving dinner and preparing for the holidays. But imagine if instead of making a list of ingredients for your famous Thanksgiving pie, you were trying to find a way to buy the medicine for [...]

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Going on a Bug Hunt

Post by Tori Kissner, Family Support Specialist I distinctly remember a “game” my grandfather used to play with me that taught me more life values than most childhood games I ever played; I believe he called it “Bug Hunting.” He was a fisherman and taught me that buying bait was a waste of money, since it [...]

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Engaging Fathers, Building Healthy Families: Part 2

Check out part two of Omega Tandy’s interview with a male home visitor from Healthy Families, Alan Goffinski. Click here to view part 1. Can you share a success you have had in working with fathers? Recently, a father that I meet with moved his family into a new home in a safer neighborhood!  This [...]

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Engaging Fathers, Building Healthy Families: Part 1

Post by Omega Tandy As a part of Healthy Families Indiana, we recognize the importance of fatherhood, and deal closely with fatherless families. As a child abuse and neglect prevention program, we especially take notice of the effects of fatherless homes as it relates to child abuse. Compared to living with both parents, living in [...]

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BIBs and Healthy Families Promotes School Readiness

Post by Denise Kaspar Healthy Families America is a nationally recognized evidence-based home visiting program model designed to work with overburdened families who are at-risk for adverse childhood experiences, including child maltreatment. HealthNet’s Healthy Families program has been providing home-based family support services for approximately eighteen years.  Healthy Families America has a strong research base, [...]

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