Selected Articles on Home Visiting
- Design Options for Home Visiting Evaluation (2012)
OVERVIEW OF AVAILABLE HOME VISIT OBSERVATION INSTRUMENTS: Formal observational assessments of home visits, for supervisory or evaluative purposes, can be a key component in achieving effective program implementation and improved participant outcomes for home visiting programs. Specifically, home visit observations can be used to evaluate the content and quality of activities that occur during the home visit, the quality of the provider-client relationship, and the level of family engagement in services. This focus on assessment and feedback on the quality of services can help inform home visiting practice, guide overall program improvement, and inform continuous quality improvement (CQI) efforts. The intent of this document is to support the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program as part of the provision of technical assistance (TA) to funded grantees. Specifically, this brief provides an overview of available home visit observation instruments for assessing home visit quality and content for use in reflective supervision practices, professional development, research evaluation, or CQI. These suggestions are intended to be a helpful tool; there is no federal requirement to observe home visits.
- Reaching Families Where They Live – Supporting Parents and Child Development Through Home Visiting (2009) Elizabeth DiLauro, Advocacy Specialist, ZERO TO THREE Policy Network
- Home Visiting Resource Brief, The Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University
- Embedding Home Visitation Services within a System of Early Childhood Services (2009) Deborah Daro, Ph.D.
- Home Visitation – Assessing Progress, Managing Expectations, Deborah Daro, Published by Ounce of Prevention Fund and Chapin Hall Center for Children
- Extending Home Visiting to Kinship Caregivers and Family, Friend, and Neighbor Caregivers. (2009) Elizabeth Hoffman and Tiffany Conway Perrin