A new feature on tribal home visiting sheds light on the unique strengths and challenges of delivering child and family services in tribal contexts. Tribal Home Visiting: Cultural Traditions Offer Protective Force was developed by the National Home Visiting Resource Center (NHVRC) to provide information on—
- Home visiting’s benefits
- Cultural adaptations of evidence-based models for tribal communities
- Gaps in the research
- Native culture as a means to build resilience
The feature includes a short video following Family Spirit home educator Elsie Charging Crow as she meets with moms on Wyoming’s Wind River Indian Reservation.
More than 4,000 Native American families received support through evidence-based home visiting programs in 2017. Hundreds of thousands more could potentially benefit from services but were not reached that year, according to estimates presented in the 2018 Home Visiting Yearbook.
The NHVRC is led by James Bell Associates in partnership with the Urban Institute. Support is provided by the Heising-Simons Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.