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