Home visitors work with at-risk families to improve parenting behaviors and family functioning by:
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A protective factors approach to home visiting can be embedded into any chosen program model to mitigate risk and support the achievement of positive outcomes.
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Some home visiting research suggests that the presence of behavioral health and domestic abuse issues may limit the effectiveness of interventions intended to reduce the incidence of child abuse and neglect and emphasizes the importance of ensuring that providers are prepared to: (1) recognize the presence of these risk factors, and (2) respond by linking customers with all needed services.
Home visitors assist customers in developing needed skills through varied, interactive experiences including modeling, role play, verbal and written practice, and discussion as appropriate to the needs of the family and in accordance with the chosen program model.
Home visitors promote parental resilience as appropriate to the family's needs and program model by partnering with the parent(s) to: