This Second Edition is a good source for those training to be home visitors, in-service home visitors, supervisors and directors of home visiting programs serving a wide range of families. Recent evaluations of home visiting are summarized and practical suggestions for evaluating local programs are also included. This is an easy to read and essential resource for both beginning and experienced home visitors, trainers, supervisors of home visitors, and directors of home visiting programs.

Illustrative Home Visiting Programs for Children, Youth, and their Families

Illustrative Home Visiting Programs for Children, Youth, and their Families
Illustrative home visiting programs for children, youth, and their families

As we enter the new millennium, tens of thousands of home visitors work throughout the United States. Many of their services are provided within the structure of programs that focus on specific child or family characteristics. A number of issues are common across many programs, such as the effects of poverty on families, but programs may differ in significant ways, such as the main clientele they serve, staffing patterns, and intervention procedures.

In this chapter, our purpose is to illustrate the diversity in the field by presenting information on several home visiting programs. We have included programs with different funding sources, including state, federal, and private foundations. ...

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