COMPLETED HARC STUDIES
This first study asked home visitors at HARC member sites about their experiences with and perspectives on parent engagement during home visits. Please click here to download a brief summarizing the results of the family engagement study.
COMMUNICATION WITH MEDICAL HOMES
This second study surveyed staff members at HARC member sites about communication with primary care providers of clients. Please click here to download a brief summarizing the results of the communication with medical homes study.
This third study focuses on the involvement of military-connected families in visitation programming. Please click here to download a brief summarizing the results of the military families study. In the coming months, phone interviews will be scheduled with interested program sites to learn more about serving military families.
RE-STANDARDIZING AND RE-NORMING THE HOME INVENTORY
The goal of this study is to gather data needed to update the Infant-Toddler and Early Childhood versions of the Home Observation Measure for the Environment (HOME). A feasibility study has been completed with HARC member sites and Dr. Robert Bradley is currently securing funding for the larger study.
DEVELOPMENT OF THE REPORTING OF HOME VISITING EFFECTIVENESS/EFFICACY RESEARCH
This fourth study focuses on obtaining greater consensus and refinements to the RoHVER guidelines by surveying and obtaining feedback from HARC researchers. The RoHVER guidelines are a comprehensive checklist for home visiting researchers and authors to use when reporting information on outcome studies.
CURRENT HARC STUDIES
OBSERVATIONAL MEASURES AND INFLUENCES ON ACTUAL PRACTICE
This project, funded by the Heising-Simons Foundation, will develop a toolkit of observational measures that can be used to measure what happens during home visits. The second phase of this project will use these measures to test determinants of visit content and quality and associations with family engagement.
STRENGTHENING COORDINATION IN HOME VISITING AS PART OF THE EARLY CHILDHOOD SYSTEM
Funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this project seeks to advance the building of early childhood systems of care for vulnerable families by strengthening the role of HV in coordinating health and human services.
QUICK SURVEYS THAT INFORM OUR WORK
Survey #1: How do home visitors prepare to take over a family from another home visitor?
- 70% of home visitors were reassigned to new families in the past year.
- 82% of home visitors find out as much as possible about a reassigned family before meeting with them.
- 70% talk to a supervisor.
- 23% do little preparation because they want to use the visit to find out from the family what they are looking for in a program.
- 88% of visitors spend less than an hour preparing before meeting with a family for the first time.