Following Baby Back Home (FBBH)

Last updated: 2020

Model overview

Theoretical approach

FBBH serves families of medically complex, high-risk infants as they transition home from the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). FBBH aims to foster developmentally appropriate parenting and promote child health. The home visitor works with the family to set goals based on the family’s strengths and challenges. The goal development process incorporates family resilience, family stress and adaptation, attachment, and adult learning theories.

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Model services

The model consists of home visits with a registered nurse and a licensed social worker. The home visiting team provides care coordination, helps families identify local resources to meet the service needs of the infant, and provides referrals to support families’ social functioning and overall well-being. The team also follows up with families by phone between visits.

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Intended population

The model serves families residing in Arkansas with medically complex, high-risk infants discharged from the NICU. Families are enrolled immediately following the infant’s discharge from the NICU.

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Where to find out more

Carmen Irby
Program Director
Department of Pediatrics
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Phone: (501) 526-8732

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