LAUNCH Home Visiting Program

The NATIVE HEALTH LAUNCH Home Visiting Program provides support to families with children 0-8 years. Families will gain important information on healthy child development, ​behavioral health, and parent-child interaction.

The Project LAUNCH Home Visiting Program provides the following services:

  • Provide early identification of behavioral and developmental concerns
  • Provide infant and early childhood mental health consultation to children 0-8years.
  • Provide family and parenting classes utilizing Positive Indian Parenting (PIP)
  • Staff deliver visits in home, school, and NATIVE HEALTH clinics using the evidenced-based curriculum Parents as Teachers (PAT)
  • Promote family health and wellness
  • Promote child safety
  • Mental Health Education

Families eligible for the program may consist of (but are not limited to) pregnant mothers, teen parents, fathers and/or grandparents serving as caregivers to children ages 0 through 8 years. Families receive home visits every week, every other week, or monthly, depending on their needs.

Project LAUNCH Home Visiting program staff, must meet rigorous education and training requirements before providing services that relate to family dynamics, child development, home safety, and a variety of other topics important to families.

Referrals may be made to the program by calling Ember at (602) 279-5262, ext. 3328, or email:


Positive Indian Parenting

Positive Indian Parenting is a free, eight session, culturally-inspired, interactive class that explores the values and attitudes expressed in traditional Native American child-rearing practices, and then apply those values to modern parenting skills. Classes will be one class per week on Tuesdays 3 p.m.-5 p.m. (8 sessions) starting Tuesday, September 20 through Tuesday November 8, 2022, 3 p.m.-5 p.m., presented via Zoom. There are 25 slots available, and the group is open to the public.

For a total of 8 group session:

  • Session 1:  Traditional Parenting – Welcome and Introductions
  • Session 2:  Lessons of the Storyteller
  • Session 3:  Lessons of the Cradleboard
  • Session 4:  Harmony in Child Rearing
  • Session 5:  Traditional Behavior Management
  • Session 6:  Lesson of Mother Nature
  • Session 7:  Praise in Traditional Parenting
  • Session 8:  Choices in Parenting: Completion Celebration

Positive Indian Parenting is facilitated by: Ember Z. Tahy, Maternal and Child Health Program Manager and Camille Miller, Data Assistant – Project LAUNCH. Positive Indian Parenting program will satisfy court requirements. Participants must complete six or more groups to receive certificate of completion and incentive. Anyone referred from social services or court for parenting group are encouraged to join. Free and open to all parents. Must reside in Maricopa County. Class materials will be mailed to participants. 

Enrollment deadline is Thursday, September 15 (or when filled). For more information call (602) 279-5262, ext. 3324 or email:


This program was created by the National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA)