This list includes websites, research, articles, issue briefs, reports, and other resources on issues associated with home visiting and improved child and family outcomes. The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting program offers these resources for your convenience and does not endorse any particular resource, publication or organization.
Resources for data systems and evaluation can be found on the Design Options for Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Evaluation (DOHVE ) Project Resources section of the MDRC website.
Sample tools include:
Witgert, K., Giles, B., & Richardson, A. (2012). Medicaid Financing of Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs: Options, Opportunities, and Challenges. Pew Center on the States and the National Academy for State Health Policy.
Johnson, K. & Knitzer, J. (2006). Early childhood comprehensive systems that spend smarter: Maximizing resources to serve vulnerable children. National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
Jones Harden, B., Denmark, N., & Saul, D. (2010). Understanding the needs of staff in Head Start programs: The characteristics, perceptions, and experiences of home visitors. Children and Youth Services Review, 32(3), 371-379.
Castro, F. G., Barrera Jr., M., & Holleran Steiker, L. K. (2010). Issues and challenges in the design of culturally adapted evidence-based interventions. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 6, 213.
Ross, L. (2010). Notes from the field: learning cultural humility through critical incidents and central challenges in community-based participatory research. Journal of Community Practice 18(2/3), 315-335.
Wells, S. J., Merritt, L. M., & Briggs, H. E. (2009). Bias, racism and evidence-based practice: The case for more focused development of the child welfare evidence base. Children and Youth Services Review 31(11), 1160-1171.
Powers, S. (Ed.). (2010). Home visiting: Past, present, and future. Zero to Three Journal, 6, 30.
Fixsen, D. L., Naoom, S. F., Blase, K. A., Friedman, R. M., & Wallace, F. (2005). Implementation research: A synthesis of the literature. Tampa, FL: University of South Florida, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, The National Implementation Research Network.
Fine, A. & Kotelchuck, M. (2010). Rethinking MCH: The life course model as an organizing framework. U.S Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Service Administration, Maternal and Child Health.
Halfon, N. & Hochstein, M. (2002). Life course health development: An integrated framework for developing health policy, and research. The Milbank Quarterly, 80(3), 433-479. Copyright 2002 by Milbank Memorial Fund. Cited with permission.
Cohen, J., Cole, P., & Szrom, J. (2011). A call to action on behalf of maltreated infants and toddlers. American Humane Association, Center for the Study of Social Policy, Child Welfare League of America, Children’s Defense Fund, and ZERO TO THREE.
Del Grosso, P., Hargreaves, M., Paulsell, D., Vogel, C., Strong, D. A., Zaveri, H., Angus, M. H., Coffee-Borden, B., Cole, R., Barrett, K., Boller, K., and Daro, D. (2011). Building infrastructure to support home visiting to prevent child maltreatment: Two-year findings from the cross-site evaluation of the supporting evidence-based home visiting initiative. Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Smith, S., Stagman, S., Blank, S., Ong, C., & McDow, K. (2011). Building Strong Systems of Support for Young Children’s Mental Health Key Strategies for States and a Planning Tool. National Center for Children in Poverty.
Ammerman, R. T., Putnam, F. W., Stevens, J., Bosse, N. R, Short, J. A., Bodley, A. L., & Van Ginkel, J. B. (2011). An open trial of in-home CBT for depressed mothers in home visitation. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 15(8), 1333-41.
Ammerman, R. T., Putnam, F. W., Bosse, N. R., Teeters, A. R., & Van Ginkel, J. B. (2010). Maternal depression in home visitation: A systematic review. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 15(3),191-200.
England, M. J. & Simms, L. J. (2009). Depression in parents, parenting, and children: Opportunities to improve identification, treatment, and prevention. Washington, D.C., National Academic Press, National Research Council and Institute of Medicine.
Knitzer, J., Theberge, S., & Johnson, K. (2008). Reducing maternal depression and its impact on young children: Toward a responsive early childhood policy framework. National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.