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ERIC Number: ED538045
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 53
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Home Away from Home: A Toolkit for Planning Home Visiting Partnerships with Family, Friend, and Neighbor Caregivers
Johnson-Staub, Christine; Schmit, Stephanie
Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP)
Home visiting is one tool used to prevent child abuse and improve child well-being by providing education and services in families' homes through parent education and connection to community resources. This toolkit provides state policymakers and advocates with strategies for extending and expanding access to state- or federally-funded home visiting through partnerships with providers of FFN (family, friend, and neighbor) child care. This toolkit includes two parts: (1) What are Family, Friend, and Neighbor and Home Visiting Partnerships, and How Can They Help You Reach Families? This section provides an overview of what home visiting partnerships with FFN providers may look like, and the role of such partnerships in serving children and families. This section also includes an overview of available home visiting models, and information about their potential for use in partnership with FFN; (2) A Home Visiting and Family, Friend, and Neighbor Partnership Planning Tool: This section of the toolkit provides a step-by-step tool to walk through questions that may need to be explored as states develop home visiting and FFN partnerships. It explores potential policy changes stakeholders at the state level may need to consider, as well as important considerations for each step of the planning process; and (3) Case Studies of Existing Home Visiting-FFN Partnerships: This section provides case studies of existing partnerships between home visiting models and FFN providers in specific states and communities. It includes detailed information about each example's background, model, professional development and workforce implications, implementation, challenges, and any available evaluation results. An Overview of Home Visiting Models is appended. (Contains 1 table, 2 figures, and 10 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Birth to Five Policy Alliance; Annie E. Casey Foundation; George Gund Foundation
Authoring Institution: Center for Law and Social Policy
Identifiers - Location: Alabama; Maine; Michigan; New York; Oklahoma