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Virtual Screenings and Assessments During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Project: Tribal Evaluation Institute

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The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the way people live and work. Within the field of home visiting, it has led many programs to transition their services to virtual visits.

Many home visiting programs are grappling with the challenges of conducting screenings and assessments in this new context. The Tribal Evaluation Institute has developed four resources to support grantees of the Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program as they transition to virtual and remote screenings:

  • Virtual and Remote Screening Info Session: This 7-minute video shares considerations for adapting the administration of a screener in a virtual setting and provides examples of virtual formats that program staff can use with clients.
  • Virtual Screening Decision Flow Chart: This flow chart is a one-stop shop for working through the key considerations associated with moving a screener to a virtual or remote format. Designed for tribal home visiting grantees, it can be adapted by other human services programs.
  • Virtual Screening Plan: The screening plan is a worksheet to help teams respond to key questions and document their decisions for moving a screener to a virtual or remote format.
  • Virtual Screening Tip Sheet: This tip sheet provides a summary of the considerations and key information shared in the 7-minute video.

View the video below and access the other resources in the available downloads box above. Additional technical assistance materials are available on the Tribal Evaluation Institute website.