Nurse Family Partnership
Nurse Family Partnership (NFP)
Nurse Family Partnership is back in Carbon County! We have a few openings for this wonderful free opportunity for first time moms, call 307-328-2675 to see if you qualify and to get enrolled.
Nurse Family Partnership is an evidence based, community health program that helps transform lives of mothers pregnant with their first child. Each mother served by NFP is partnered with a registered nurse early in her pregnancy and receives ongoing nurse home visits that continue through her child's second birthday. By developing strong family foundations, this program establishes better, safer, and stronger communities for generations to come.
In the Nurse Family Partnership program we strive for a successful relationship with our client.
A successful relationship occurs when we make emotional deposits to the client and avoid withdrawals. Deposits include: seek first to understand, keep promises, be reliable, clarify expectations, apologize when necessary, be open to feedback, be trusting, respectful, and empathetic, and to always be kind and courteous. - Sue Smith RN, BSN MCH Coordinator
Consistent Program Effects Across Multiple Trials
Nurse Family Partnership has been carefully tested during nearly 30 years of ongoing, longitudinal, randomized trials. These scientifically controlled studies have found consistent and dramatic benefits for first time mothers and their children. NFP outcomes include:
- Fewer childhood injuries
- Fewer subsequent pregnancies
- Improved prenatal health
- Improved school readiness
- Increased interval between births
- Increased maternal employment
Nurse Family Partnership Framework
The NFP intervention will have maximum effect if you are able to interact with women and their families in ways that promote responsiveness, emotional connection, and confidence in their ability to succeed. There are three theories that provide framework for practice in the Nurse Family Partnership:
- Human Ecology
- Self- Efficacy
Human Ecology focuses on the importance of changes in roles- such as a young woman becoming a parent.
Attachment theory focuses the nurses attention on the importance of a mother's awareness and attitudes towards her baby during pregnancy and the development of secure attachments between the baby and the baby's consistent caregivers.
Self- Efficacy provides a useful framework for promoting women's health- related behavior during pregnancy, care of their children, and personal development.
Best Beginnings now has several available openings for the Nurse Family Partnership Program! Call 307-328-2675 today for more information!