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Final Reports and Briefs

icon Making Replication Work: Building Infrastructure to Implement, Scale-up, and Sustain Evidence-Based Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs with Fidelity

icon Making Replication Work: Final Report Synopsis

icon Costs of Early Childhood Home Visiting: An Analysis of Programs Implemented in the Supporting Evidence-Based Home Visiting to Prevent Child Maltreatment Initiative

icon The Potential for Cost Savings From Home Visiting Due to Reductions in Child Maltreatment


Briefs

icon Replicating Home Visiting Programs With Fidelity: Baseline Data and Preliminary Findings

This report describes the fidelity measurement framework adopted by the cross-site evaluation team and early fidelity outcomes for 44 agencies implementing home visiting services as part of the initiative.  The report presents the guiding theory of the fidelity framework and its key components and indicators.  Using this framework, the report summarizes the extent to which the implementing agencies achieved fidelity with respect to their chosen home visiting models in three key areas: home visitor and supervisory caseloads, service duration, and service dosage.

 

icon Evidence-Based Home Visiting Systems Evaluation Update: Infrastructure-Building Plans and Activities in 2011

This report provides a snapshot of subcontractors' plans for achieving target outcomes and activities that support development of infrastructure to implement with fidelity, scale-up, and sustain evidence-based home visiting programs during year three of the EBHV initiative. The report describes the evolution of subcontractors' logic models, including the people and organizations subcontractors have or intend to engage, planned infrastructure-building strategies, and expected short-term results and long-term outcomes. The report also discusses the types of infrastructure-building activities implemented by subcontractors and how these activities have been shaped by contextual factors.  The report summarizes subcontractors' perceived progress, successes, and challenges in achieving their targeted infrastructure-building outcomes. 


icon Building Infrastructure to Support Home Visiting to Prevent Maltreatment

This brief prepared for the Children’s Bureau by Mathematica Policy Research and Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, shows that states are enthusiastic about home visiting and most already had programs operating in their states when the five-year grant began in 2008. Collaborations already existed in many of these states to lay groundwork for bringing or expanding evidence-based approaches to home visiting. Grantees built on these existing collaborations or began new partnerships to implement the grant program, “The Supporting Evidence-Based Home Visiting to Prevent Child Maltreatment Grantee Cluster” (EBHV) which funded 17 grantees in 15 states. During the first two years of the grant, grantees and their partner organizations began building 8 capacities to support and sustain grantee-selected home visiting models: (1) planning, (2) collaboration, (3) operations, (4) workforce development, (5) fiscal support, (6) community and political support, (7) communications, and (8) evaluation.

icon Supporting Home Visitors in Evidence-Based Programs: Experiences of EBHV Grantees
This brief summarizes lessons about supervising and supporting home visitors in evidence-based home visiting programs.  Information comes from grantees participating in the Children's Bureau Supporting Evidence-Based Home Visiting (EBHV) to Prevent Child Maltreatment grantee cluster.  Topics addressed include steps to cultivate organizational support for evidence-based home visiting programs, methods to address internal staff concerns about these programs, benefits of evidence-based models' approaches to home visitor supervision, and the need to provide home visitors with resources and knowledge through community partnerships.

icon Replicating Evidence-Based Home Visiting Models: A Framework for Assessing Fidelity
This brief presents a framework for monitoring fidelity to home visiting program models developed as a part of the Supporting Evidence-Based Home Visiting to Prevent Child Maltreatment (EHBV) iniative's cross-site evaluation.

icon Recruiting and Training Home Visitors for Evidence-Based Home Visiting (EBHV): Experiences of the EBHV Grantees
This brief is the second in a series that documents the cross-site evaluation.

icon Assessing the Need for Evidence-Based Home Visiting (EBHV): Experiences of the EBHV Grantees
This brief is the first in a series that documents the cross-site evaluation

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

The report reviews the purpose of cost analyses and existing literature on the costs of home visiting program models selected by EBHV grantees, describes plans for collection and analysis of cross-site cost study data, and offers EBHV grantees information regarding their continuing role in data collection.

icon Data Collection Instruments for the Evidence-Based Home Visiting to Prevent Child Maltreatment Cross-Site Evaluation

The EBHV Cross-Site Evaluation Data Instruments manual is a companion to the EBHV Design Report.  It provides the data use collection instruments used in the national cross-site evaluation to date.  These include protocols from site visits conducted in 2010 and 2012; a protocol for interviews on system change activities conducted in 2011 along with a sample logic model used for the interviews; the survey of grantee partners conducted in 2010; the instruments used to collect data on fidelity of home visiting programs through 2012, and the instrument used for the web-based time use survey in early 2012.


icon Building Infrastructure to Support Home-Visiting to Prevent Child Maltreatment: Two Year Findings From The Cross-Site Evaluation of the Supporting Evidence-Based Home Visiting Initiative

This report prepared for the Children’s Bureau by Mathematica Policy Research and Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, shows that states are enthusiastic about home visiting and most already had programs operating in their states when the five-year grant began in 2008. Collaborations already existed in many of these states to lay groundwork for bringing or expanding evidence-based approaches to home visiting. Grantees built on these existing collaborations or began new partnerships to implement the grant program, “The Supporting Evidence-Based Home Visiting to Prevent Child Maltreatment Grantee Cluster” (EBHV) which funded 17 grantees in 15 states. During the first two years of the grant, grantees and their partner organizations began building 8 capacities to support and sustain grantee-selected home visiting models: (1) planning, (2) collaboration, (3) operations, (4) workforce development, (5) fiscal support, (6) community and political support, (7) communications, and (8) evaluation.

icon Supporting Evidence-Based Home Visiting To Prevent Child Maltreatment: Overview of the Cross-Site Evaluation
This document provides a brief summary of the cross-site evaluation design.

icon Cross-Site Evaluation of the Supporting Evidence-Based Home Visiting Grantees: Summary of the Planning Year
This document summarizes the key activities conducted during this initial planning year and provides reflections on experiences and lessons learned using a participatory approach to evaluation planning.

icon Evaluating Systems Change Efforts to Support Evidence-Based Home Visiting: Concepts and Methods
This document grounds the cross-site systems domain evaluation approach in the system literature. It focuses on three aspects of the systems domain evaluation: 1) the system-based evaluation approach and theory of change, 2) core EBHV infrastructure concepts, and 3) system-based evaluation methods.

icon Cross-Site Evaluation of the Supporting Evidence-Based Home Visiting Grantee Cluster: Evaluation Design- Volume 1
This document summarizes the final design for the cross-site evaluation, including detailed information about data collection and analysis plans.  The report can be downloaded in its entirety above or by chapter below.

Presentations

icon NIH Poster Presentation
This is a poster presented at the March 2011 4th Annual NIH Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation.

icon Overall Approach for the EBHV Cross-Site Evaluation
This is a presentation from March 2009 about the cross-site evaluation.

icon Presentation of the Overview of the Grantees
This is a presentation from November 2008 about the EBHV grantees.