Information for Tribes - Family Home Visiting

Information for Minnesota Tribal Home Visiting Staff

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Tribal Nations within the state of Minnesota

Anishinaabe (Chippewa, Ojibwe) Reservations Dakota (Sioux) Communities

Tribal and Evidence-Based Family Home Visiting (FHV) programs in Minnesota

Family Spirit Program is a model developed by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for American Indian Health. Family Spirit is the largest, most rigorous, and only evidence-based home-visiting program ever designed specifically for vulnerable Native American families. Evidence from two consecutive randomized controlled trials has documented the following program outcomes: increased parenting knowledge and involvement; decreased maternal depression; increased home safety; and decreased internalizing and externalizing problems of infants at one year of age. For more information Contact Us or Family Spirit. To request the Family Spirit Newsletter contact Johns Hopkins at: familyspirit@jhu.edu.

Fon du Lac and White Earth use the evidenced based Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) Model for family home visiting. For more information about the model: Nurse Family Partnership Org


Screening Tools Used by Family Spirit Programs


MDH FHV Resources for Tribal Governments' Family Home Visiting Programs