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February 2, 2024
New Brief! A Conceptual Framework for Family Engagement in Early Childhood Home Visiting
Early childhood home visiting is a service delivery strategy that supports a range of positive outcomes, including improved child and maternal health, children’s development and school readiness, family economic self-sufficiency, and the reduction of child abuse and neglect. Evidence-based home visiting programs reached about 278,000 families in 2021, according to the National Home Visiting Resource Center, but many more families are eligible and could benefit from these programs. The purpose of this brief is to introduce and describe a conceptual framework that can be used to guide efforts to strengthen family engagement in early childhood home visiting.
This brief was produced by the Understanding and Expanding the Reach of Home Visiting (HV-REACH) project funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation. The project is being conducted by Mathematica in partnership with the Brazelton Touchpoints Center, Social Grove, and the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs.
Rosen, Emily, Rebecca Kleinman, Patricia Del Grosso, Catherine Ayoub, Ashton Chapman, Christina Mondi-Rago, and Joanne Roberts. (2023). “A Conceptual Framework for Family Engagement in Early Childhood Home Visiting.” OPRE Brief #2023-299. Washington, DC: Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.