Family Nurse Partnership

27/03/2013

What happens during pregnancy and in the first years of a baby’s life has a major influence on his or her subsequent behaviour, education, employment, health and other life chances.

 

 

What happens during pregnancy and in the first years of a baby’s life has a major influence on his or her subsequent behaviour, education, employment, health and other life chances.

Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) is an intensive preventive programme for first time young parents. It runs from early pregnancy until the child is two. This licensed programme, developed at the University of Colorado, is thoroughly evaluated and has tangible outcomes evidenced through 30 years of research. Parents receive weekly/fortnightly home visits from a specially trained nurse. The approach and materials used are rooted in theories of attachment, self-efficacy and human ecology.

This innovative programme achieves remarkable outcomes for both parents and children. These include:

  • Improvements in antenatal health
  • Improved parenting practices and behaviour
  • Reductions in children’s injuries, neglect and abuse
  • Fewer subsequent pregnancies and greater intervals between births
  • Increased maternal employment and reduced welfare use
  • Increases in father’s involvement

The Family Nurse Team made up of 5 Family Nurses, 1 Family Nurse Supervisor and 1 Administrator are now based in Carlisle WBTC and will be working with young mums in North Belfast initially.

If you know a young woman who you feel could benefit from this programme, firstly check she is eligible.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

  •  ≤19 years at last menstrual period 
  • First baby (previous miscarriage, stillbirth, termination still eligible)
  • No later than 28 weeks gestation (60% required before 16 weeks) 
  • No planned adoption
  • Living in North Belfast.
  • Then send notifications to FNP Supervisor or for more information please contact:

Emma J Ross
Family Nurse Supervisor
Family Nurse Partnership
Carlisle WellBeing & Treatment Centre
40 Antrim Road
Belfast, BT15 2AX
Email: emmaj.ross@belfasttrust.hscni.net   Mob: 07825 313787.


Watch out for the Family Nurse Partnership Launch!

When:   The FNP team will officially launch on 22 May 2013.

Where:  This event will take place in the FNP Office, 3rd Floor Carlisle Wellbeing and Treatment Centre.

We will have an open door policy throughout the day and welcome everyone to come and meet the team and to find out more information on FNP.

For more information please contact Emma J Ross emmaj.ross@belfasttrust.hscni.net