Implementing Following Baby Back Home (FBBH)

Model implementation summary last updated: 2020

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

There is no program certification process. Organizations interested in replicating FBBH should contact the FBBH program director. The developer recommends, but does not require, that interested organizations conduct a community needs assessment to determine the need for home visiting and case management services for medically complex, high-risk infants and their families; develop a plan for financing services; and identify procedures for participant referrals.

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Pre-service staff training

FBBH home visitors receive training on the FBBH curriculum and topics such as safe sleep, Period of PURPLE Crying®, administering medications, preparing formula, growth and development, preventing injury, and coordinating care. Training is also provided on the Ages & Stages Questionnaire®, Third Edition (ASQ-3), the Ages & Stages Questionnaire®: Social-Emotional (ASQ:SE-2), and the Family Map Inventory.

There is no staff certification process.

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In-service staff training

At least quarterly, home visitors are required to participate in ongoing training and professional development opportunities, offered internally and through the Arkansas Home Visiting Network Training Institute. The training focuses on children’s health issues, home visiting strategies, case management, and other topics relevant to the FBBH program and participating families. FBBH home visitors must complete the required continuing education hours as specified by their licensing board. FBBH nurses must maintain Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Basic Life Support certification.

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Training materials

No information is available about training materials to support implementation.

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Qualified trainers

FBBH faculty and staff provide the core FBBH training. Local ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2 trainers, the Family Map Inventory developers, and the Arkansas Home Visiting Network Training Institute provide additional training.

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Technical assistance

No technical assistance from the developer is available.

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Implementation notes

The information contained on this page was last updated in May 2020. Recommended further reading lists the sources for this information. In addition, the information contained in this profile was reviewed for accuracy by Following Baby Back Home in April 2020. HomVEE reserves the right to edit the profile for clarity and consistency.

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