Recruiting and Training Home Visitors for Evidence-Based Home Visiting (EBHV): Experience of EBHV Grantees

Supporting Evidence-Based Home Visiting to Prevent Child Maltreatment, Brief #2
Publisher: Washington, DC: Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Oct 30, 2010
Brandon Coffee-Borden and Diane Paulsell
This brief summarizes lessons about recruiting and training home visitors for evidence-based programs from grantees participating in the Children’s Bureau’s Supporting Evidence-Based Home Visiting to Prevent Child Maltreatment grantee cluster. Key challenges include locating candidates that understand the demands and responsibilities of home visitation, hiring home visitors that can serve families that are culturally and linguistically diverse, and understanding that training about the community and target population complements training provided by the evidence-based model.