Resource | Brief

Home Visiting’s Impact on Parental Capacity and Child Development: Measurement Options and Recommendations

  • Authors:
  • Deborah Daro
  • Sacha Klein
  • Tiffany Burkhardt
Project: National Home Visiting Resource Center

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Pew Charitable Trusts developed the Pew Data Performance Initiative in 2013 as one of the first national efforts to identify and pilot test common home visiting performance indicators. The initiative, part of Pew’s home visiting campaign, engaged a number of noted researchers in the field.

This brief presents measurement options and recommendations for monitoring the effects of home visiting in two key areas:

  • Parental capacity
  • Child development

Written by the initiative’s co-project directors and a collaborative research partner, it recaps the team’s process for identifying and reviewing measurement options for both areas and outlines recommended measures.