Implementing Early Start (New Zealand) Meets HHS Criteria

Model implementation summary last updated: 2015

The information in this implementation report reflects feedback, if provided, from this model’s developer as of the above date. The description of the implementation of the model(s) here may differ from how the model(s) was implemented in the manuscripts reviewed to determine this model’s evidence of effectiveness. Inclusion in the implementation report does not mean the practices described meet the HHS criteria for evidence of effectiveness. Please see the Effectiveness button on the left for more information about any research on the effectiveness of the model, including any version(s) of the model with effectiveness research. Versions of the model that are described in the Adaptations and enhancements section of this implementation report may include (1) versions that were identified by the model’s developer and (2) versions that have been implemented by researchers and have manuscripts that HomVEE rated high or moderate, but that are not supported by the model’s developer.

Training to support implementation

Requirements for program certification

Information about requirements for certification is available from Early Start Project Ltd.

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Pre-service staff training

Home visitors undergo four weeks of training that provides background on a wide range of issues relevant to family support work.

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In-service staff training

Each FTE home visitor must receive a minimum of 20 hours of in-service training per year.

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Training materials

Training materials are provided by Early Start Project Ltd.

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Qualified trainers

Trainers are available through Early Start Project Ltd. or contracted from other organizations.

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Technical assistance

In New Zealand, technical assistance may be provided by the Ministry of Development and Family and Community Services. Early Start Project Ltd. also arranges with a private organization for technical assistance and support, especially for the development and maintenance of Early Start’s data systems.

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Implementation notes

The information contained on this page was last updated in July 2015. Recommended further reading lists the sources for this information. In addition, the information contained in this profile was reviewed for accuracy by Early Start Project Ltd. in April 2015. HomVEE reserves the right to edit the profile for clarity and consistency.

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