Implementation support is not currently available for the model as reviewed.
Last updated: October 2012
Evidence of Model Effectiveness
This model does not meet the criteria established by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for an “evidence-based early childhood home visiting service delivery model” for the general population or for tribal populations because the findings from high- or moderate-rated effectiveness studies of the model do not meet all required criteria.
REST (Reassurance, Empathy, Support, and Time-Out) Routine aimed to reduce infant irritability and unexplained crying and to relieve parental stress. It targeted families with healthy, full-term infants who had excessive and unexplained irritability and colic. Pediatric nurse specialists individualized and delivered home visits weekly, one-hour home visits for four weeks. Nurses helped parents prevent their infants from being over-stimulated, synchronize the infants’ sleep-wake cycles with the environment, create structure and routine, and practice holds and positions. The nurses also provided emotional support and reassurance to the parents and helped them find other resources and a support network. During the last home visit, nurses assessed the need and options for ongoing support and intervention. For more information, please read the Model Overview.
Extent of Evidence
Summary of Findings
Please read Describing Effects for more information on these categories. Only results from studies that meet the standards for the high or moderate ratings are included above.
Criteria Established by the Department of Health and Human Services
Please read the HHS Criteria for Evidence-Based Models for more information.