Healthy Families of the High Desert Accredited for Quality Service by Prevent Child Abuse America

High Desert Education Service District News Item

Prevent Child Abuse America announced last week that Healthy Families of the High Desert, a program of High Desert Education Service District, has been accredited as a provider of high quality home visitation services to families who want to improve their child’s health, nutrition and developmental outcomes. Healthy Families of the High Desert, a program funded by the Children & Families Commission, serves over 100 high-risk families each year. The program has demonstrated high-level outcomes in positive parenting practices, child health and promotion of healthy growth and development in young children birth to age three. The accreditation process is based upon a stringent set of 12 critical elements founded in 20 years of research. The process involves an in-depth examination of the site’s operation, as well as, the quality of the visits made by the family workers.