➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
NY: Another Voice: Maternal programs can help prevent child abuse (Opinion)
Buffalo News – August 23, 2016
It is fairly easy to determine whether or not a new mother is “equipped” for motherhood, based on her own childhood and the resources and support in her life. Mothers who aren’t equipped can usually become equipped with intensive help. Maternal home visiting programs like Healthy Families NY help new mothers bond with their babies, overcome the obstacles in their lives and learn to parent non-abusively.