The Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness study is a thorough and transparent review of the home visiting research literature and an assessment of the evidence of effectiveness for home visiting programs that serve families with pregnant women and children from birth to age 5.
Pew Charitable Trusts: Forum on Evidence-Based Home Visiting
High quality home visiting programs can help strengthen families and buffer risk factors and family stress. Evidence-based programs also have strong potential to promote early learning and child development. Mathematica Policy Research and Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago co-presented a policy forum hosted by the Pew Charitable Trusts on the implications of findings from a national cross-site evaluation of replication and costs of evidence-based home visiting programs. Kimberly Boller, senior fellow at Mathematica; Deborah Daro, senior research fellow at Chapin Hall; and Andrew Burwick, senior researcher at Mathematica, summarized key findings. An expert panel examined the implications for home visiting policy, practice, and research.
The expert panel:
- David Willis, M.D., director of the Division of Home Visiting and Early Childhood Systems at the Health Resources and Services Administration in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
- Sue Williams, B.S., chief executive officer, Children's Trust of South Carolina
- Lauren Supplee, Ph.D., director of the Division of Family Strengthening at the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation at the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), DHHS
- Moderator, Melissa Brodowski, Ph.D., M.S.W., M.P.H., senior child welfare program specialist, Office on Child Abuse and Neglect, Children's Bureau, ACF, DHHS
How Effective Is Home Visiting?
Evidence for the Role of Home Visiting in Child Maltreatment Prevention
Assesses evidence of effectiveness of home visiting to reduce rates of child maltreatment and increase positive parenting practices.
Lessons Learned from the Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness Review
This paper describes key lessons learned from the first year of the HomVEE review about the current state of evidence on the effectiveness of early childhood home visiting, gaps in the research literature that create challenges for assessing effectiveness, and suggestions for strengthening future research...