Title

Home Visitor Professional Well-Being: What It Is and Why It Matters

Date

2022

Author(s)

Mariel Sparr, Colleen Morrison, Alex Joraanstad, Patrice Cachat, and Allison West

Type of Product

Report

Model(s)

Description

Home visiting increasingly looks to staff well-being to strengthen its workforce, yet similar to other fields, it has not clearly defined the concept. Viewed broadly, well-being comprises multiple domains—including physical, emotional, intellectual, social, financial, and spiritual. This breadth makes it challenging to define, assess, and increase well-being and to gauge the impact of related efforts. The Supporting and Strengthening the Home Visiting Workforce project identified gaps in knowledge about home visitor professional well-being and reflective supervision, and developed a conceptual model for each to support future research, policy, and practice. For its work on home visitor professional well-being, the project team focused on (1) workplace experiences unique to home visiting and (2) how they influence dimensions of well-being that impact home visitors’ practice with families.

Data Collection Methods

Status

Finished

For More Information

Sparr, M., Morrison, C., Joraanstad, A., Cachat, P., & West, A. (2022). Home visitor professional well-being: What it is and why it matters (OPRE Report No. 2022-102). Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation; Administration for Children and Families; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. https://www.acf.hhs.gov/opre/report/home-visitor-professional-well-being-what-it-why-it-matters

Topics

  • Home Visiting Workforce Characteristics and Workforce Development