An Intensive Home Visiting Intervention for First-Time Mothers
Minding the Baby® (MTB) is an intensive home visiting model intended for first-time young mothers and their families, developed in New Haven, Connecticut in 2002. The interdisciplinary intervention brings together a home visiting team including a pediatric nurse practitioner and a licensed clinical social worker to promote positive health, mental health, life course, and attachment outcomes in babies, mothers, and their families. MTB clinicians provide direct service for young families in New Haven while Yale research staff conduct ongoing research and program evaluation. MTB is run in collaboration among the Yale Child Study Center, Yale School of Nursing, Fair Haven Community Health Center, and Cornell Scott Hill Health Center. For information on how to donate to this grant-funded program, please visit our Funding Support page.
In September 2014, the MTB model was identified by Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE) review as an “evidence-based early childhood home visiting service delivery model.” The criteria for this designation were established by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). MTB is one of 17 interventions nationwide with this designation, making it eligible for implementation via state funds through the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program, established through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
For more information, please download our Fact Sheet and Program Brochure, and explore our web site to read more about the MTB Mission, Funding, Faculty & Staff, Contact Information, Clinical Model, Research, Training, and Resources.