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2023 Yearbook

Minding the Baby

Minding the Baby supports reflective parenting, secure attachment, maternal and child health, mental health, and self-efficacy using an interdisciplinary approach with first-time young mothers and their families. The model pairs a social worker and nurse practitioner to support a family’s development together.

What is the model’s approach to providing home visiting services?

Home visits take place weekly until the child turns 1 year old, then every other week until the child turns 2 years old. The frequency may vary based on a family’s level of need or in times of crisis. Services are provided for 27 months (prenatally until the child is 2 years old). Minding the Baby requires families to initiate services prenatally.

Minding the Baby’s service population includes the following:

  • Expectant caregivers
  • Families with low incomes
  • First-time caregivers
  • Caregivers under 21 years old
  • Families with a history of child abuse or neglect/involvement with child welfare system

Who is implementing the model?

Home Visitors

Minding the Baby was implemented by 4 home visitors in 2020. The model recommends a master’s degree for home visitors. The maximum caseload requirement for home visitors is 25 families.


Minding the Baby was implemented by 4 supervisors in 2020. The model requires a master’s degree for supervisors; a doctoral degree is recommended.

Where is the model implemented?

Minding the Baby operated in 2 local agencies in 1 state in 2020. Minding the Baby also operated outside the United States and its territories in Denmark in 2020.


US map with Minding the Baby service area highlighted

Families Served Through Evidence-Based Home Visiting in 2020

home visits provided
families served
children served

Caregiver education

42% No HS diploma

25% HS diploma or GED

33% Some college or training

0% Bachelor's degree or higher

Caregiver age

83% ≤21 years

17% 22-29 years

0% 30-44 years

0% ≥45 years

Percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding.