Home visiting programs offer a variety of family-focused services to expectant parents and families with new babies and young children. They address issues such as maternal and child health, positive parenting practices, safe home environments, and access to services. Use the following resources to learn more about home visiting, selected programs, planning and implementation, evaluation efforts, and more.
Creating a National Home Visiting Research Network
Duggan, Minkovitz, Chaffin, Korfmacher, Brooks-Gunn, Crowne, Filene, et al. (2013)
Examines Home Visiting Research Network's (HVRN's) rationale, approach, and anticipated products related to its goal of translating research findings into policy and practice. In this article, HVRN creates the infrastructure for a rigorous program of research to inform policy and practice on home visiting as part of the system of services to improve family functioning, parenting, and child outcomes.
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Child Welfare Information Gateway
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What is Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness?
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Presents the results of a research review that assessed home visiting program models designed for families with pregnant women and children up to age 5. The website provides program model reports, outcome domain reports, implementation profiles, a study search tool, and more.