The purpose of this project is to advance understanding of how to support and strengthen the early childhood home visiting workforce, including programs funded through the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) and Tribal MIECHV programs. The project will address this overall purpose through a groundwork phase of developing conceptual models and reviewing current research, measures, and practice in two focus areas: 1) professional well-being and 2) reflective supervision. If elected, the project may additionally adapt or develop and test measures; evaluate the efficacy of strategies to support and strengthen the home visiting workforce; and/or conduct additional research on related topics.
The project was awarded to James Bell Associates with subcontracts to Johns Hopkins University, MDRC, and University of Colorado Denver.
This project is being led by the Administration for Children and Families in collaboration with the Health Resources and Services Administration.
Point(s) of contact: Shirley Adelstein and Nicole Denmark