The Past and Present laying the Groundwork for the Future
In this section, we cast a "spotlight" on our newer projects, highlight their predecessors that "led the way'' and share stories from both.
In the Spotlight
While there are currently many LFP projects that interface with the needs of vulnerable children and their families, there are currently 8 active LFP projects that have a specific focus on providing trauma informed care for children under the age of 5 years.
Although the project designs and settings are very different , this cluster of LFP projects share many common interests in program assessment, data collection tools, staff education and policy development.
Led the Way
Innovative, improving health, paving the path for those who followed—these alumni projects broke new ground in providing services to their communities.
A 1995 awardee was officially designated as one of the nine national evidence-based home visiting models eligible for funding under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for national replication.
A 1997 innovative collaborative program that integrates its own in-home mental health therapy for young children and their families with express, case-managed access to the medical, social service and early care/education services of its partner agencies.
A 1997 public health initiative that sought to immunize Americans from the flu at their local polling places.
A 1996 program that provided birthing support to pregnant teens in low income communities by training lay women as doulas.
"In a two-hour speech, people will remember a two-minute story."
~ AndyGoodman, "Storytelling as Best Practice"
Over the past 23 years, LFP projects have submitted stories that have made us laugh, cry and stand up and cheer. Read this selection and see why storytelling has become a "must" in any project's communication toolkit.