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.
Assessment and Documentation in Home Visiting
Record-keeping is probably the least favorite task of home visitors. Although it can seem tedious, the appropriate documentation of home visits is an essential component of most home visiting programs. By keeping records of visits, home visitors can monitor the progress of their clients, and program directors can monitor the progress of their overall services.
Most home visiting programs do not have the resources to conduct comprehensive program evaluations, nor are they required to do so. Almost all program directors, however, will be interested in collecting basic information about their clients and their program, especially if it can done efficiently. In this chapter, we have tried to keep these conditions in mind.
The purpose of this ...