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Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee
Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee is dedicated to preventing the abuse and neglect of Tennessee's children by working with other organizations and individuals to develop programs, services, and resources for the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Prevent Child Abuse coordinates professionals and volunteers in Nashville and surrounding counties to assist in initiating and implementing programs. The grant is to expand teen parent and pre-parent support services to include Latino teen parents and pre-parents by providing in-home visitation program and 24 hour parent help line to reduce risk factors for abuse by building nurturing parenting skills, help parents substitute nurturing behavior for abuse behaviors and have immediate access to support and resources and to develop increased awareness by board and staff of the value of culture diversity and appreciation of cultural differences. The program will provide 50 pregnant or pre-parenting Latino teen parents with an average of 50 home visits a year.