THS - Child Health and Parenting Service
cu@home is a sustained home visiting program offered to young first-time parents 15-19 years of age.
The program commences in the antenatal period and provides child health assessments and support for parenting at regular intervals until the child's second birthday. The goal of cu@home is to provide parenting advice and support to young parents, and an equitable start to life for infants of young parents.
The program has limited capacity for travel and is therefore restricted to young women living within 30 minutes’ drive of urban areas within Tasmania. Referral to the program must occur prior to 32 weeks gestation (in the antenatal period)
What the service can help with
Employment, transition, mentoring, training
How the service is delivered
Information, Advice and Education
Services are available for
Parents and Carers
Age eligibility for children
15 - 19
To access the service, clients
Must be female
Mother must be socially isolated, pregnant with her first baby and have other risk factors (e.g lack of support, financial difficulties, mental health problems).
Cost of service
Is a referral required?
"Requests for service can be received from any source and at any stage prior to 32 weeks gestation so long as the potential client has agreed to the request. Clients are not accepted to the program until the 3rd trimester (around 28 – 30 weeks) and after the c u @ home Clinical Meeting decides the program will be offered. "
How do clients access the service?
Home visits can be provided
Various sites statewide
1300 064 544
Being loved and safe
Having material basics