Reference Catalog

The NHVRC Reference Catalog features home visiting research and evaluation, including evaluation plans, research briefs, conference and poster presentations, cost studies, and fact sheets. Inclusion in the NHVRC Reference Catalog does not constitute an endorsement of the product, in whole or in part, or its authors. Please see the bottom of the page for our review process, including where to send submissions.

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The Parents as Teachers Promoting Responsible Fatherhood Project: Evaluation of “Dads in the Mix,” an Exemplary Site

Purpose: Describe a case study of the “Dads in the Mix” program, a partnership between the Parents as Teachers Responsible...Read More
Parents as Teachers (PAT)

Effects of Web-Based Support on Early Head Start Home Visitors’ Use of Evidence-Based Intervention Decision Making and Growth in Children’s Expressive Communication

We investigated Early Head Start home visitors’ use of evidence-based practices and the efficacy of a web-based system to support...Read More
Early Head Start Home-Based Option (EHS)

Enhancing Early Care Provider’s Capacity for Building Early Relationships With Families and Their Children: Touchpoints-Informed Practice

This chapter describes Touchpoints-informed practice (TIP), an intervention model that is delivered through an embedded professional development and reflective practice...Read More
Other Models

Web-Based Support for Data-Based Decision Making: Effect of Intervention Implementation on Infant–Toddler Communication

Programs serving infants and toddlers are expected to use child data to inform decisions about intervention services; however, few tools...Read More
Early Head Start Home-Based Option

What Policies Advance Infants and Toddlers? Evidence to Inform State and Federal Options

A variety of civic actors—government, associations, and local agencies—work to help parents advance the vitality of our youngest children. Empirical...Read More
Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Healthy Families America (HFA), Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP), Parents as Teachers (PAT)

Supporting Evidence-Based Home Visiting to Prevent Child Maltreatment: Cross-Site Evaluation Cost Study Background and Design Update

Purpose: Provide background and design information of the national cross-site evaluation of the EBHV initiative. Example Topics Addressed: The purpose...Read More
Healthy Families America (HFA), Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP), Other Models, Parents as Teachers (PAT), SafeCare/SafeCare Augmented

Responsive Partnerships with Families: Results from Piloting a Home Visitor Communication Toolkit

Recent evaluations, including the recent MIHOPE report, note the need to focus on home visitor training, specifically on the use...Read More
Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Healthy Families America (HFA), Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY), Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP), SafeCare/SafeCare Augmented

Collaborative Advocacy for Better Health: Integrating Legal Aid Services Into Home Visiting Programs

Research has shown that social, economic and environmental factors shape health outcomes, and are especially powerful during periods of development,...Read More
Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP), Other Models, Parents as Teachers (PAT)

The Home Visiting National Landscape: Meeting Families Where They Are

The National Home Visiting Resource Center (NHVRC) is a source for comprehensive information about early childhood home visiting. Its goal...Read More
Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up (ABC), Child First, Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Family Check-Up (FCU), Family Connects, Family Spirit, Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS), Healthy Families America (HFA), Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY), Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Home-Visiting (MECSH), Minding the Baby, Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP), Other Models, Parents as Teachers (PAT), Play and Learning Strategies (PALS) Infant, SafeCare/SafeCare Augmented

Bridge Gaps Between Systems With Professional Development

Home-based services provided by various public and private sectors can have significantly different outcomes than those typically expected. However, families...Read More
Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP), Parents as Teachers (PAT)

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All non-NHVRC products are independently reviewed by two researchers using a standard protocol. Program models listed by name in the catalog meet criteria for evidence of effectiveness as determined by the Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness project (HomVEE). Program models that do not meet HomVEE criteria are included in the “Other Models” category. Learn more on our models page.