Projects

Supporting Evidence-Based Home Visiting Programs to Prevent Child Maltreatment

2012-2014
Prepared For

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children's Bureau

A growing body of research shows that well-designed and well-implemented home visiting program can help prevent child maltreatment. Home visiting programs can also improve the health of mothers and their children, strengthen parenting skills, and improve school readiness.

In 2008, the Children’s Bureau in the Administration for Children & Families in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services entered into cooperative agreements with 17 organizations in 15 states to support the implementation of home visiting programs that have potential to prevent child maltreatment. The agency identified three goals:

  1. Support implementation with fidelity to the home visiting program models
  2. Support scale-up of the home visiting models—replicating the program model in a new service area, adapting the model for a new target population, or increasing the enrollment capacity in an existing service area
  3. Support sustainability of the home visiting model beyond the end of the funding period
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Patricia Del Grosso

Patricia Del Grosso

Senior Researcher

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Debra Strong

Debra Strong

Associate Director and Senior Researcher

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Russell Cole

Russell Cole

Senior Researcher

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Andrew Burwick

Andrew Burwick

Senior Researcher

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Heather  Zaveri

Heather Zaveri

Director, Human Services

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Cheri  Vogel

Cheri Vogel

Associate Director

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