Innovation Roundup

Creating Core Competency Frameworks for Successful Home Visitors

September 25, 2019

Home visitors come from various fields, but their daily work requires knowledge, skills, and attributes not linked to any particular discipline or degree. Core competency frameworks provide a shared language and set of expectations for the home visiting workforce by outlining the inherent “parts of the job.”

Our September Innovation Roundup Brief highlights several efforts to develop core competency frameworks to support professional development and high-quality services:

  • Oregon Home Visiting Core Competencies
  • Pennsylvania Home Visitor Competencies for Home Visiting Professionals (PHVC)
  • Institute for the Advancement of Family Support Professionals National Family Support Competency Framework

Read the full brief to learn about each effort’s goals/purpose, key stakeholders, notable details, and implications. There is also a crosswalk of core competency domains.

Suggested citation: Peters, R., & Sandstrom, H. (2019, September). Creating core competency frameworks for successful home visitors. National Home Visiting Resource Center Innovation Roundup Brief. Arlington, VA: James Bell Associates and Urban Institute.