Implementing Promoting First Relationships®—Home Visiting Option

Implementation last updated: 2019

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Prerequisites for implementation

Type of implementing program

PFR-Home Visiting Option can be implemented by a variety of agencies, including child welfare, early intervention, public health, early education, and mental health.

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Staffing requirements

Staff with backgrounds in a range of areas—including infant mental health, public health, early intervention, early education, and social work—can deliver PFR-Home Visiting Option. Agencies must have at least two trained home visitors who receive reflective supervision regularly in order to deliver PFR-Home Visiting Option.

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Staff education and experience

PCRP requires that home visitors have at least a bachelor’s degree. All home visitors must have prior experience working with children birth to age 5 years and their parents and should have strong parent-child observation and parent engagement skills. No information is available on the minimum education and experience requirements for supervisors.
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Supervision requirements

Agencies should provide home visitors with reflective supervision at least twice per month. No information is available on the ratio of home visitors to supervisors.
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Staff ratio requirements

A full-time home visitor can carry a caseload of about 10 families.
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Data systems/technology requirements

PFR-Home Visiting Option requires a video-recording device for home visitors to record parent-child play sessions and a device such as a laptop or tablet to view videos with parents.

The online training requires access to a webcam and a high-speed Internet connection (described under In-Service Staff Training).

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Implementation notes

The information contained on this page was last updated in July 2019. Recommended Further Reading lists the sources for this information. In addition, the information contained in this profile was reviewed for accuracy by the Barnard Center on February 26, 2019. HomVEE reserves the right to edit the profile for clarity and consistency.

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