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Nurses for Newborns
Nurses for Newborns exists to provide a safety net for families most at-risk to help prevent infant mortality, child abuse and neglect through in-home nursing visits which provide education, healthcare and positive parenting skills. Nurses for Newborns of Tennessee exists to serve the infants and families in Middle Tennessee and Clarksville that need help. Through nurse home visits, the Safe Beginnings program provides an experienced nurse to mentor mothers-to-be, new mothers and their babies who are economically disadvantaged and who have mental disabilities, mental illness or physical challenges. The grant is to serve 50 Safe Beginnings clients by conducting 10 or more home visits and will teach caregivers who are mentally or physically challenged how to develop the skills and resources to successfully care for their infant at the departure of the Safe Beginnings program. 90% of the infants completing program will not have a substantiated report of child abuse or neglect during his/her first year of life.