Supporting Evidence-Based Home Visiting to Prevent Child Maltreatment

A growing body of research suggests that home visits from a professional social worker, nurse, early childhood expert, or paraprofessional can go a long way in the prevention of child abuse, particularly for high-risk parents. Home visitors can help parents improve their child-rearing skills and build and strengthen family relationships by offering support and advice. Rigorous research demonstrates that a number of home visiting program models are effective in changing these important parent behaviors and outcomes for children.

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