Survey on Home Visiting Programs for Individuals with Justice System Involvement
"Tufts Interdisciplinary Evaluation Research (TIER) is conducting what we believe to be the first national survey of home** visiting programs that include parents who have involvement with the juvenile or adult justice system. We hope to learn about programs that either target or adapt their service model and curriculum to meet the unique needs of parents with involvement in the justice system. The goal of this survey is to advance knowledge about family support programs that improve long-term outcomes for parents involved with the justice system and their young children.
As Director of the Philadelphia Reentry Coalition, we are wondering if you would be willing to advertise or distribute our survey to your partner organizations and members. If you would like to take the survey on behalf of your organization, or share information about other programs you know of, please click on TIER Survey of Home Visiting Programs for Justice System Involved Parents (or enter "bit.ly/TIER-Survey" into your web browser).
The survey takes 15 to 20 minutes to complete, and responses will contribute to a national resource guide of home visiting programs. Five respondents will win $50 gift cards: bit.ly/TIER-Survey
**We are defining “home” broadly, to mean the place of the parent’s residence, whether temporary or permanent, including homes, shelters, corrections facilities, residential treatment facilities, group homes, teen living programs, transitional housing, and halfway houses, among other locations.
"What is home visiting?
Home visiting is a voluntary, two-generation family support model aimed at improving the health and well-being of families, often with children 0-5 years old. Although models vary, home visiting typically entails individualized visits in the family’s home or a mutually agreed-up location, during which trained nurses or paraprofessional home visitors share information, provide support, and refer families to services. The focal child needs to be part of the service in some way, even if they are not currently living with the parent."
We would be happy to provide a brief description of the survey to go along with the survey link if you are interested in making others aware of it. If you have questions or would like to discuss this project, please feel free to contact us."
Dr. Becky Fauth
Tufts Interdisciplinary Evaluation Research (TIER)
Tufts University, Medford, MA