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2023 Yearbook

Family Check-Up

Family Check-Up (FCU) promotes social and emotional adjustment in children by reducing coercive and negative parenting, increasing positive parenting, and reducing maternal depression. Targeted outcomes in early childhood include reductions in behavioral problems at home and school, reductions in emotional distress, and increases in self-regulation and school readiness.

What is the model’s approach to providing home visiting services?

The model is adaptive and tailored to each family. The frequency of home visits varies by families’ needs. Families typically receive a total of six to nine home visits. FCU requires families to initiate services before the child is 8 years old.

FCU serves all families with young children and does not recommend or require any specific family characteristics for enrollment.

Who is implementing the model?

Home Visitors

FCU trained 58 home visitors to implement the model in 2020. The model recommends a master’s degree for home visitors. There are no requirements for home visitor caseload limits.


The model requires a master’s degree for supervisors.

Where is the model implemented?

FCU operated in 17 local agencies across 6 states in 2020.

US map with Family Check-Up service area highlighted


Families Served Through Evidence-Based Home Visiting in 2020

home visits provided
including 9 virtual visits
families served
children served

Child age

0% <1 year

21% 1-2 years

79% 3-5 years

Percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding.