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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National Home Visiting Summit: A Place to Build and Grow Community

Date: 2020

Type of Product: Brief

Purpose: Provide an overview of Start Early’s coordination of the National Home Visiting Summit. Example Topics Addressed: Role of the Steering Committee Creation of three Communities of Practice (COP) Vision for the Summit in future years to address equity, systems...Read More

MIECHV as Node Within a Constellation of Programs Needed to Achieve Health Equity

Date: 2020

Type of Product: Brief

Purpose: Describe the evolution of MIECHV as part of a larger system seeking to improve outcomes for children and families. Example Topics Addressed: Unique partnerships and collaborations with MIECHV Importance of collaboration to achieve health equity

Parent Leadership and Voice in Michigan: An Evolving Commitment That is Contingent on Trust and Humility

Date: 2020

Type of Product: Brief

Purpose: Provide an overview of the evolution of parent leadership and voice in shaping early childhood policies and programs in Michigan. Example Topics Addressed: Parent leadership as an integral part of MIECHV implementation Contributions of parents in strengthening services for...Read More

Shifting Behavior From a Model-Specific Orientation to Cross-Model Collaboration: The Evolution of the National Alliance of Home Visiting Models

Date: 2020

Type of Product: Brief

Purpose: Provide an overview of the development and progression of the National Alliance for Home Visiting Models (Alliance). Example Topics Addressed: Challenges and barriers to cross-model collaboration prior to the formation of the Alliance Development of an MOU that outlines...Read More

Shifting Mindsets: How Understanding the Need for Parent Voice and Network Principles Shapes Perspective of a Social Science Research Analyst

Date: 2020

Type of Product: Brief

Purpose: To outline the importance of parent voice and network principles in the research and evaluation of human services programs. Example Topics Addressed: Importance of collaborative relationships in research and evaluation Examples of successful participatory research projects

The Power of Networks: How Network Principles Helped the Home Visiting Field Successfully Communicate Program Outcomes

Date: 2020

Type of Product: Brief

Purpose: Describe how network principles were used to effectively frame the results of the MIHOPE impact study. Example Topics Addressed: Conception of a white paper to highlight the importance of research to develop and strengthen programs Successes and lessons learned

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

Date: 2011

Type of Product: Report

Model(s):

  • Parents as Teachers (PAT)
Purpose: Describe a case study of the “Dads in the Mix” program, a partnership between the Parents as Teachers Responsible Fatherhood Project and the Allegheny Intermediate Unit (AIU3) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Example Topics Addressed: Overview of the PAT Responsible Fatherhood...Read More

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

Date: 2011

Type of Product: Journal Publication

Model(s):

  • Early Head Start Home-Based Option (EHS)
We investigated Early Head Start home visitors’ use of evidence-based practices and the efficacy of a web-based system to support these practices. Home visitors learned to use 3 evidence-based practices: (a) frequent assessment of children’s early communication for screening and...Read More

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

Date: 2018

Type of Product: Book Chapter

Model(s):

  • Other Models
This chapter describes Touchpoints-informed practice (TIP), an intervention model that is delivered through an embedded professional development and reflective practice initiative. Its purpose is twofold: the first component of TIP gives early care professionals in childcare, home visiting, health, and...Read More

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

Date: 2018

Type of Product: Journal Publication

Model(s):

  • Early Head Start Home-Based Option
Programs serving infants and toddlers are expected to use child data to inform decisions about intervention services; however, few tools exist to support these efforts. The Making Online Decisions (MOD) system is an adaptive intervention that guides early educators’ data-based...Read More

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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.