Engagement in Home Visiting: An Overview of the Problem and How a Coalition of Researchers Worked to Address this Cross-model Concern

Kate Guastaferro, Shannon Self-Brown, Jenelle R. Shanley, Daniel J. Whitaker, John R. Lutzker

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Home visiting is a widely supported intervention strategy for parents of young children who are in need of parenting skill improvement. However, parental engagement limits the potential public health impact of home visiting, as these programs often have low enrollment rates, as well as high attrition and low completion rates for those who enroll in these programs. The Coalition for Research on Engagement and Well-being (CREW) provided support for three pilot projects representing different home visiting models and aspects of engagement. The results of these pilot projects are presented in this special section. The purpose of this commentary is to introduce CREW and highlight the importance of a cross-model project to improve engagement among home visiting programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4-10
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Child and Family Studies
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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