Title

Community of Practice: A Collaborative Observation-Guided Approach to Improving Home Visiting Practices

Date

2015

Author(s)

Mark S. Innocenti & Lori A. Roggman

Type of Product

Presentation

Model(s)

  • Healthy Families America (HFA)
  • Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP)
  • Parents as Teachers (PAT)

Description

Purpose: Describe use of a Community of Practice (CoP) to increase focus on parent and child engagement and enable home visitors to share ideas, observe each others' practices, and learn from one another.
Example Topics Addressed:
Benefits and definition of Community of Practice (CoP)
Use of observation, Home Visiting Rating Scales, to guide CoP
Use of video recorded home visits to observe and reflect on practices as a group

Data Collection Methods

  • Home Visit Observations

Status

Finished

Topics

  • Home Visiting Workforce Characteristics and Workforce Development
  • Program Quality, Continuous Quality Improvement, and Fidelity