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J Prev Interv Community. 2007;34(1-2):129-47.

The promise of primary prevention home visiting programs: a review of potential outcomes.

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Worcester State College, Worcester, MA 01602, USA. bethsrussell@gmail.com

Abstract

Home visitation (HV) is a promising service delivery model, despite a history of mixed documented results. Compiling results on the promising family and child development outcomes in the HV literature has utility for current programs and those under development. We review traditional outcomes (e.g., child maltreatment prevention) from the literature on HV, but we also present nontraditional outcomes (e.g., community connection) that may be relevant for future evaluations. Programs that document their implementation and study their outcomes through a thoughtful, planned process may capture important and much needed information on strengthening families through HV.

PMID:
17890197
DOI:
10.1300/J005v34n01_07
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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