Planning and Implementing Home Visiting Programs
Provides resources that address the planning and implementation of home visiting programs on the national, State, and local levels. Topics include legislation and policies, staffing, funding, and other administrative recommendations to improve home visiting programs.
Key Components of a Successful Early Childhood Home Visitation System: A Self-Assessment Tool for States (PDF - 181 KB)
ZERO TO THREE (2010)
Helps a State define its home visiting system, assess its capacity, and prioritize areas for improvement.
New Investments to Help Children and Families: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (PDF - 260 KB)
Children's Defense Fund (2011)
Explains early childhood home visiting programs and those who may be served by them, and discusses the 5-year Federal grant program established by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that will help States provide voluntary, quality, evidence-based home visiting programs to expectant families and families with young children.
Assessing the Need for Evidence-Based Home Visiting (EBHV): Experiences of EBHV Grantees (PDF - 3615 KB)
Paulsell & Coffee-Borden (2010)
Provides information about how grantees planned needs assessments and collected data, as well as facilitators and barriers to carrying out the assessments and lessons learned.
Building Infrastructure to Support Home Visiting to Prevent Child Maltreatment: Two-Year Findings From the Cross-Site Evaluation of the Supporting Evidence-Based Home Visiting Initiative (EBHV) (PDF - 999 KB)
Children's Bureau, Mathematica Policy Research, & Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago (2011)
Discusses the cross-site findings from the first 2 years (2008-2010) of the EBHV initiative. Specific findings are discussed in the areas of planning and collaboration, building infrastructure, beginning home visiting operations, and future plans.
Expanding Home Visiting Research: New Measures of Success (PDF - 291 KB)
Pew Charitable Trusts (2013)
Highlights key findings from research, sponsored by the Pew Home Visiting Campaign, to build the evidence needed to inform policymakers' decisions and to advance effective practice in home-visiting programs. The report also identifies opportunities for program improvements in States and for further study.
Extending Home Visiting to Kinship Caregivers and Family, Friend, and Neighbor Caregivers (PDF - 974 KB)
Hoffmann & Perrin (2009)
Uses interviews with representatives from national home visiting models and other stakeholders and experts to explore considerations and opportunities for using home visiting to serve children in kinship care or with family, friend, and neighbor caregivers. The report includes promising models for serving these populations and recommendations for State and Federal policymakers.
Home Away From Home: A Toolkit for Planning Home Visiting Partnerships With Family, Friend, and Neighbor Caregivers (PDF - 660 KB)
Equips policymakers and advocates with strategies to extend and expand access to State or Federally funded home visiting programs through partnerships with providers of family, friend, and neighbor child care.
Home Visitation and Young Children: An Approach Worth Investing In? (PDF - 170 KB)
Astuto & Allen
Social Policy Report, 23(4), 2009
Reviews several national studies of home visiting program models and recommends investments in programs that are committed to continuous quality improvement and are part of an early childhood system of care.
Home Visitation With Psychologically Vulnerable Families: Developments in the Profession and in the Professional (PDF - 1220 KB)
Zero to Three, 30(6), 2010
Addresses a theory of change for home visiting programs and discusses the structural (dosage, target, and staffing) and process (relationships, approaches, and activities) aspects that enhance their quality and, ultimately, their benefits to high-risk families and their young children.
Home Visiting Application Process: A Guide for Planning State Needs Assessments (PDF - 1376 KB)
Child Trends (2010)
Provides information to help States plan and conduct needs assessments, identify high-risk populations, and select and measure benchmarks for home visiting programs as established under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.
A New Approach to Early Intervention: Virtual Home Visits (PDF - 1853 KB)
Family Center on Technology and Disability (2010)
Discusses the use of virtual home visits to supplement traditional in-person home visits for families living in remote areas who are in need of services.
Realizing the Promise of Home Visitation: Addressing Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment: A Guide for Policy Makers
Family Violence Prevention Fund (2010)
Presents recommendations for building a strong national policy framework to maximize the effectiveness and reach of early childhood home visiting programs and to ensure that Federal home visiting policies directly address the needs of mothers and children who are experiencing or at risk of experiencing domestic violence.
There's No Place Like Home: Home Visiting Programs Can Support Pregnant Women and New Parents
Cawthorne & Arons (2010)
Provides information on how home visiting programs lead to improved maternal and child health outcomes, positive parenting, safe homes, connections to integrated assistance, as well as how poverty affects mothers and young children. (PDF - 200 KB)
ZERO TO THREE Home Visiting Community Planning Tool (PDF - 712 KB)
ZERO TO THREE (2011)
Guides communities through the process of creating new or expanding existing home visiting services. The tool helps communities use data to identify their strengths, needs, and gaps in current home visiting services; choose an evidence-based program model; and align work at the local level with State efforts.