• Dec 2010/Jan 2011
  • Vol. 11, No. 10

Spotlight on In-Home Services

This month, CBX spotlights in-home services, which refer to all the services provided in the home and elsewhere that support families with children living at home. In-home services include early prevention services as well as postreunification services. Read about the new National Resource Center and about promising practices in in-home services.

  • The National Resource Center for In-Home Services
    Funded in 2009, the Children's Bureau's National Resource Center for In-Home Services (NRCinhome) serves as a knowledge center for promising practices that can help children remain safely in their...

  • Families' Views on Intensive In-Home Services
    Understanding how families view the services they receive is an important component of assessing program effectiveness. A study in Arizona explored whether families perceived they were stronger...

  • Nurse-Family Partnership Program in Spokane
    To improve pregnancy outcomes, child health and development, and economic outcomes for children and families, Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP), an evidence-based home visitation program, uses...

  • Strengthening Families Initiative in Texas
    In January 2008, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) began implementing the Strengthening Families Initiative (SFI), an in-home services program designed for families...

  • Evidence-Based Home Visitation in Rochester
    Evidence-based home visitation (EBHV) has become an increasingly important model of improving families' outcomes in numerous areas, including child maltreatment, school readiness,...

  • Safety Management in In-Home Services
    In-home safety management is a viable option to foster care placement for many families that become involved in the child welfare system, according to an article from ACTION for Child Protection....

  • Family Preservation Services in New Jersey
    The Rutgers School of Social Work's Institute for Families has published a brief on the significant role that family preservation services (FPS) play in keeping New Jersey children safe in their...

  • Intensive In-Home Family Treatment
    The goal of family preservation programs is to improve family functioning so that children can remain safely at home. A recent journal article describes an intensive in-home family treatment...