Home Visiting and Family, Friend, and Neighbor (FFN) Care
CLASP's Child Care and Early Education team studies and provides TA around state implementation of home visiting with a particular focus on opportunities for connections between home visiting and early childhood settings. At this time, most of CLASP's work in this area focuses on extending home visiting to family, friend, and neighbor caregivers (FFN).
Resources & Publications
DEC 09, 2010 | Elizabeth Hoffmann and Tiffany Conway Perrin
Extending Home Visiting to Kinship Caregivers and Family, Friend, and Neighbor Caregivers
CLASP conducted an interview project to explore how home visiting programs are serving children in nonparental care--specifically children in kinship care and in family, friend, and neighbor care. This policy report presents findings from CLASP's interviews with major national models of home visiting and other stakeholders. This paper was made possible by generous support from the Birth to Five Policy Alliance.
MAY 02, 2012 | CHRISTINE JOHNSON-STAUB AND STEPHANIE SCHMIT
Leveraging Home Visiting to Reach Children in Child Care Settings
This presentation, given at the 2012 National Smart Start Conference in Greensboro, North Carolina, provides background information on home visiting, how it links to family, friend, and neighbor (FFN) care, and recommendations for states implementing home visiting programs. This presentation provides questions to be considered in implementing home visiting programs and suggestions for adapting models to reach children and families in family child care (FCC) and FFN settings. Examples of initiatives implemented and strategies for partnering with other early care and education programs are provided.
JUN 04, 2012 | CHRISTINE JOHNSON-STAUB AND STEPHANIE SCHMIT
Home Away From Home: A Toolkit for Planning Home Visitng Partnerships with Family, Friend, and Neighbor Caregivers Home visiting and family, friend, and neighbor (FFN) partnerships hold great opportunity to reach more children with family support services during the critical early years. This tookit provides states with an overview of FFN and home visiting partnerships, a tool to help states explore and establish this type of partnership, and case studies of existing home visiting and FFN partnerships.
- July 23, 2010 - HHS seeks comments by August 17 on proposed regulations on criteria for evidence of effectiveness for home visiting program models.
- July 23, 2010 - HHS awards initial funding for home visiting program. Read more.
- JULY 1, 2010 - Home-based child care and home visiting explored at the Head Start Research Conference. Read more.
- JUNE 17, 2010 - HHS releases funding announcement for home visiting program. Read more.
- May 11, 2010 - HRSA and ACF release introductory information on new home visiting program. Read more.
- March 24, 2010 - Read more about the new federal home visitation program in health care reform, or download a detailed summary of the provisions as laid out in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
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Want to learn more about the federal Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program in the Affordable Care Act? Visit CLASP's federal policy page for resources and publications, related materials, and quick links.