In fiscal year 2017-2018, 284 families were served and
2,144 home visits were completed. Of these families, 64
were new to the Taos First Steps program. Most referrals
come from the local OBGYN provider (The Women's Health
Institute), The Holy Cross Medical Center's Labor &
Delivery unit, and self-referrals.
Taos First Steps Home Visitors make service referrals to
members of participating families. Of 804 service
referrals, 1/5 were made to healthcare. The other
prominent categories were comprised of behavioral health,
breastfeeding, early intervention, childcare/early
education, family/social support, and parenting classes.
On the 2017-2018 annual survey, 110 parents responded
(99% of families surveyed). For the statement "My home
visitor is responsive to my family's needs and culture,"
95% of respondents indicated 'Strongly Agree' while the
remaining 5% indicated 'Agree.'
Home Visitor Beth Enson and First Steps Program Manager
Jaci Imberger were authors of the following publications:
Enson, B. (2017). Weaving Emotional Intelligence into a
Home Visiting Model. ZERO TO THREE, 38(1).
Imberger, J. (2016). Using the FAN Approach to Deepen
Trauma–Informed Care for Infants, Toddlers, and Families.
ZERO TO THREE, 36(6).
Imberger, J. (2016). Strengthening Reflective Capacity in
Skilled Home Visitors. ZERO TO THREE, 37(2).
This video introduces families that have benefited from
the Taos First Steps program and the staff who serve