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The first two articles included in this National publication highlight successful Virginia efforts to improve screening for intimate partner violence and reproductive coercion among home visiting programs.

Virginia is truly leading the way and contributing to improving the understanding of the vital role that home visitors play in the lives of vulnerable families.

Virginia’s Home Visiting Consortium is a collaboration of statewide early childhood home visiting programs that serve families of children from pregnancy through age 5. The Consortium reports to the Early Childhood Advisory Council and is a partner in Virginia’s Plan for Smart Beginnings. State Coordinators of each home visiting program are the Consortium membership.

Since 2006, the Consortium has been improving the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of early childhood home visiting services in Virginia through interagency collaboration and by focusing on five areas:

  • State policies and procedures;
  • Technical assistance to local coalitions and communities;
  • Core training for all early childhood home visitors;
  • Interagency efforts to improve screening, data collection and evaluation processes;
  • Collaborative programs with medical providers and child care providers.

Why does home visiting matter?

What agencies are involved in home visiting?