Tag Archives: Early Intervention

Home Visiting Toolkit for Children in Child Care

As home visiting programs have gained popularity over the past few years, attention is now moving to the children who spend substantial time being cared for by adults other than their parents. In response to the growing interest, the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) created a toolkit for State policymakers and advocates, offering tips and strategies for expanding access to State and federally funded home visiting models via coordination with family, friend, and neighbor (FFN) child care providers. Link to pdf Toolkit

Engaging Families: Field Guide to Making Home Visits Matter

This field guide, intended for social workers, discusses strategies for engaging families during visits. It begins by urging social workers to use a solution focused approach and identifies core conditions for developing a relationship with families, including demonstrating genuineness, empathy, respect, and competence. A practice wheel is presented that describes strategies for engaging, teaming, assessing, planning, intervening, and tracking and adjusting. Steps are then discussed for working with resistance and developing a working agreement, and tasks that a worker or support person can do to assist families through each stage of the process of change are also reviewed. Following sections of the guide address: skills for engaging families, including strategies for eliciting solutions, interviewing techniques to promote exploration, and solution-focused questions; the cycle of need and possible need statements; outcome indicators for safety, stability, well-being, and permanency; and safety and stability considerations. Link to Field Guide

Home Visiting Program Model Descriptions

2012, National Conference of State Legislatures: Presents a description of nine home visiting early intervention programs. Link to pdf Description Sheet

Improving Teen Pregnancy Outcomes

Aug 7, Advance for Nurses: To help improve pregnancy outcomes among young Latina and African-American adolescents, the UCLA School of Nursing developed the Public Health Nursing Early Intervention Program (PHN-EIP) for Adolescent Mothers. The collaborative demonstration project was recently chosen by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a model program eligible for funding under the Affordable Care Act. Link to Article

Relationship of Quality Practices to Child and Family Outcome Measurement Results

April 17, The National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC) Early Childhood Outcomes Center (ECO) Regional Resource Center Program (RRCP):
States and/or local early intervention programs might use this document in a variety of ways including:

1. Analyzing local early intervention program child and family outcome data to determine where improvement in program practices might be needed

2. Analyzing statewide child and family outcome data and developing statewide improvement activities

3. Orienting local early intervention programs/providers to the expected practices needed to improve child and family outcomes

4. Conducting a self‐assessment of statewide and/or local performance on each of the indicators and related practices

5. Determining the impact level of key quality practices on each of the child and family outcome indicators  Link to pdf Document