Family Nurse Partnership - Belfast Trust

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Carlisle WellBeing & Treatment Centre , 40 Antrim Road , Belfast, Co Antrim, BT15 2AX
Contact Person
Telephone Number
07825 313787
Email Address
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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 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
Available to Age Groups
Category of Services
  • Parenting Support
Areas covered
  • Belfast

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