Child Health and Development (CHAD)
The Child Health and Development Program is a home-based prevention/intervention program that has been in existence for over 40 years. The program is designed to support parents by providing child development and parenting education. CHAD services are provided to children who are at risk of abuse and neglect, at risk of developmental delay or have an identified delay.
The program serves 22 counties of the East and Northeast Tennessee regions.
Families receiving CHAD services must either meet a financial requirement or have been involved with the Child Protective Services system. Prenatal services are provided only for pregnant girls who are younger than 18 years of age.
To access services, contact your local health department.