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Topic: Home Visiting Programs for Child Well-Being

Scientific Ratings in this topic:
1 - Well-Supported by Research Evidence
2 - Supported by Research Evidence
3 - Promising Research Evidence
4 - Evidence Fails to Demonstrate Effect
5 - Concerning Practice
NR - Not able to be Rated

Definition for Home Visiting Programs for Child Well-Being:

Home Visiting Programs for Child Well-Being are defined by the CEBC as any home visiting programs with a goal to improve child well-being, including physical health, development, and school readiness. Home visiting is a mechanism to provide direct support and coordination of services for families which involves direct services to the family in the home setting. While services can also be received elsewhere, the home is the primary service delivery setting. Programs vary, but components may include 1) education in effective parenting and childcare techniques; 2) education on child development, health, safety, and nutrition; 3) assistance in gaining access to social support networks; and 4) assistance in obtaining education, employment, and access to community services.

  • Target population: Parents and their children; services can begin prior to birth while the mother is pregnant
  • Services/types that fit: Home-based services with an individual or family focus that include assessment, case planning, case management, education, and/or skill building
  • Delivered by: Child welfare staff, nurse, or trained paraprofessional
  • In order to be included: Home visiting program must specifically target child well-being as a goal
  • In order to be rated: There must be research evidence (as specified by Scientific Rating Scale) that examines outcomes directly related to child well-being, such as standardized educational, mental health, or developmental measures, school records, and immunization record

Why was Home Visiting Programs for Child Well-Being chosen as a topic by the Advisory Committee? (Click for Answer)

Home Visiting Programs for Child Well-Being was chosen because it is of particular interest to Child Welfare due to the connection between early child development and well-being. Home Visiting programs target at-risk families with children from birth to age five, the same population that is of interest to child welfare, and are viewed as early intervention strategies. Many county child welfare agencies in California have developed home visiting programs in partnership with their public health agencies with support from their First Five Commissions. These programs provide services and support that promote child well-being and strengthen families, with an indirect goal of preventing further involvement in Child Welfare services.

Danna Fabella
Director, Federal Linkages
Child & Family Policy Institute of California
Sacramento, CA

Programs in this topic area

Here are your search results for programs in the area of Home Visiting Programs for Child Well-Being:

The programs listed below have been reviewed by the CEBC and, if appropriate, been rated using the Scientific Rating Scale.

Programs with a Scientific Rating of 1 - Well-Supported by Research Evidence:

Programs with a Scientific Rating of 2 - Supported by Research Evidence:

Programs with a Scientific Rating of 3 - Promising Research Evidence:

  • Early Head Start (EHS) – non-responder
    Topics: Home Visiting Programs for Child Well-Being
  • Families Firstdetailed view
    Topics: Disruptive Behavior Treatment (Child & Adolescent), Home Visiting Programs for Child Well-Being
    Families and referred children who are at-risk as a result of family conflict, lack of parenting skills, child abuse, childhood ...
  • Healthy & Safedetailed view
    Topics: Home Visiting Programs for Child Well-Being, Working with Parents with Cognitive Disabilities, Programs for
    Parents with learning difficulties who are the main caregivers of a child less than five years old
  • Parent-Child Home Program, The (PCHP)detailed view
    Topics: Home Visiting Programs for Child Well-Being
    Two and three-year-olds who face multiple obstacles to educational and economic success. These risk factors include, living in poverty, being ...
  • Parents as Teachersdetailed view
    Topics: Home Visiting Programs for Child Well-Being
    Families with an expectant mother or parents of children up to kindergarten entry (usually 5 years)
  • SafeCare® [Home Visiting for Child Well-Being]detailed view
    [Project SafeCare]
    Topics: Home Visiting Programs for Child Well-Being
    Parents at-risk for child neglect and/or abuse and parents with a history of child neglect and/or abuse
  • Sure Start – non-responder
    Topics: Home Visiting Programs for Child Well-Being

Programs with a Scientific Rating of NR - Not able to be Rated: