What is First 5 LA’s approach to home visiting?
All parents need support and help. Connecting with new parents at the hospital is a critical opportunity to assure them that they can be offered the support and help they need. Barbara Andrade DuBransky, director of Family Supports at First 5 LA, presented at a two-day convening hosted by Casey Family Programs in May 2018, where child welfare leaders and experts came together to share innovative strategies designed to improve child safety and reduce child abuse and neglect fatalities. She described the development of LA County’s constellation of home visiting programs, which have gained support from LA County’s Board of Supervisors and the California Legislature. By demonstrating the value of supporting all parents, the county is working to re-envision and redesign a system where all families can be successful.