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Supporting Evidence-Based Home Visitation Programs to Prevent Child Maltreatment (EBHV)

Dataset Number: 185


Boller, K., Daro, D. A., Del Grasso, P., Cole, R., Paulsell, D., Hart, B., Coffee-Borden, B., Strong, D., & Hargreaves, M.


In 2008, the Children’s Bureau (CB) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services funded 17 cooperative agreements (subcontractors) to support the development of infrastructure needed for the high quality implementation of grantee-selected evidence-based home visitation programs to prevent child maltreatment. CB/ACF funded Mathematica Policy Research and Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago to design and conduct a participatory and utilization-focused cross-site evaluation of the subcontractors’ programs. The primary purpose of the cross-site evaluation was to augment the existing evidence base by identifying successful strategies for adopting, implementing, and sustaining high quality home visiting programs to prevent child maltreatment. The national cross-site evaluation included four domains: (1) systems change and infrastructure building, (2) fidelity to evidence-based home visiting models, (3) cost analysis, and (4) a process study. The project will archive data used to assess the fidelity to five evidence-based home visiting models, including data on staff and participant characteristics, service data, and the Working Alliance Inventory, an instrument design to assess home visitor-participant relationships. Data were submitted by 48 implementing agencies from 16 of the EBHV subcontractors. These data describe service delivery between October 1, 2009 and June 30, 2012.

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