Listening to Parent Voices: How Technology Changed What’s Possible in Home Visiting and Infant Mental Health Programs




R. Chazan-Cohen, E. Fisk, I. Ginsberg, A. Gordon, B.L. Green, K. Kappesser, S. Lau, D. Ordonez-Rojas, D.F. Perry, D. Reid, L. Rodriguez, and A.Tomkunas

Brief Type

Evaluation Report


  • Early Head Start Home-Based Option (EHS)
  • Healthy Families America (HFA)


The onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic led infant mental health and home visiting programs to shift to providing services using remote strategies and technology. To inform the quality of these services moving forward, we spoke with 100 parents/caregivers and early childhood service providers from seven diverse programs across the United States. These interviews focused on understanding what worked well, what needed improvement, and how these experiences can inform the future implementation of these important early childhood programs.

Data Collection Methods

  • Interviews
  • Surveys or questionnaires



For More Information

Chazan-Cohen, R., Fisk, E., Ginsberg, I., Gordon, A., Green, B. L., Kappesser, K., Lau, S., Ordonez-Rojas, D., Perry, D.F., Reid, D., Rodriguez, L., & Tomkunas, A. (2021). Parents' Experiences with Remote Home Visiting and Infant Mental Health Programs During COVID-19: Important Lessons for Future Service Delivery. The Perigee Fund. https://perigeefund.org/parentvoicestudy/


  • Home Visiting Workforce Characteristics and Workforce Development
  • Participant Characteristics
  • Participant, Family, and Program Outcomes
  • Program Enhancements, Innovations, and Promising Approaches
  • Participant Recruitment, Retention, Engagement, and Dosage