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 starting Tuesday, October 26, 2021, presented via Zoom.

Positive Indian Parenting is facilitated by: Ember Z. Tahy, Maternal and Child Health Program Manager; Maisie Herman, Maternal Child Health Program Social Worker and Camille Miller, Data Assistant – Project LAUNCH. Positive Indian Parenting program will satisfy court requirements. Parents must attend all sessions to receive certificate of completion. Free and open to all parents. Class materials will be mailed to participants. Enrollment deadline is Wednesday, October 20 (or when filled).

We're sorry, but we have reached the limit of registrants.

For more information call (602) 279-5262, ext. 3324 or email:

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