Tribal Home Visiting

The HomVEE project includes a review of studies about home visiting models implemented in tribal communities or evaluated with American Indian and Alaskan Native (AIAN) families and children. This page lists home visiting models, reviewed by HomVEE, that have been tested in populations with at least 10 percent AIAN families or children. In addition to the specific reports on each model that are linked below, this page provides summary reports across several models of the research conducted and lessons learned about home visiting services in tribal communities.

Models targeting tribal populations and included in the HomVEE general review

Model
Meets HHS criteria
Studies
rated
high or
moderate
Last
updated
Model:

Family Spirit®

Targets: 0-11 months, 12-23 months, 24-35 months, Tribal Population

Favorable results in high or moderate studies: Child development and school readiness, Maternal health, Positive parenting practices

Meets HHS Criteria:

Yes, Meets HHS CriteriaYes, meets HHS criteria for an evidenced based model in tribal populations

High or moderate studies:
4
Last updated:
May 2016
Model:

Philani Outreach Programme

Targets: 0-11 months, 12-23 months, 24-35 months, 36-47 months, 48+ months, Tribal Population

Favorable results in high or moderate studies: Not applicable

Meets HHS Criteria:

No

High or moderate studies:
0
Last updated:
July 2014

Other models evaluated with tribal populations and included in the HomVEE general review

Model
Meets HHS criteria
Studies
rated
high or
moderate
Last
updated
Model:

Early Start (New Zealand)

Targets: 0-11 months, 12-23 months, 24-35 months, 36-47 months, 48+ months

Favorable results in high or moderate studies: Child development and school readiness, Child health, Positive parenting practices, Reductions in child maltreatment

Meets HHS Criteria:

Yes, Meets HHS Criteria

High or moderate studies:
1
Last updated:
July 2014
Model:

Healthy Families America (HFA)®

Targets: Pregnant women, 0-11 months, 12-23 months, 24-35 months, 36-47 months, 48+ months

Favorable results in high or moderate studies: Child development and school readiness, Child health, Family economic self-sufficiency, Linkages and referrals, Maternal health, Positive parenting practices, Reductions in child maltreatment, Reductions in juvenile delinquency, family violence, and Crime

Meets HHS Criteria:

Yes, Meets HHS Criteria

High or moderate studies:
24
Last updated:
September 2018
Model:

Oklahoma’s Community-Based Family Resource and Support (CBFRS) Program

Implementation support is not currently available for the model as reviewed.

Targets: Pregnant women, 0-11 months

Favorable results in high or moderate studies: Maternal health, Positive parenting practices

Meets HHS Criteria:

Yes, Meets HHS Criteria

High or moderate studies:
2
Last updated:
October 2012
Model:

Parent-Child Assistance Program (PCAP)

Targets: Pregnant women, 0-11 months, 12-23 months, 24-35 months

Favorable results in high or moderate studies: Not applicable

Meets HHS Criteria:

No

High or moderate studies:
0
Last updated:
April 2016
Model:

Parents as Teachers (PAT)®

Targets: Pregnant women, 0-11 months, 12-23 months, 24-35 months, 36-47 months, 48+ months

Favorable results in high or moderate studies: Child development and school readiness, Family economic self-sufficiency, Positive parenting practices, Reductions in child maltreatment

Meets HHS Criteria:

Yes, Meets HHS Criteria

High or moderate studies:
7
Last updated:
July 2013
Model:

Promoting First Relationships®—Home Visiting Option

Targets: 0-11 months, 12-23 months, 24-35 months, 36-47 months, 48+ months

Favorable results in high or moderate studies: Not applicable

Meets HHS Criteria:

No

High or moderate studies:
0
Last updated:
May 2019
Model:

SafeCare®

Entries in this row combine information across all versions of SafeCare except for SafeCare Augmented. The main version of SafeCare has no high- or moderate-quality impact studies. Some other versions of SafeCare have at least one such study, but no version of the model other than SafeCare Augmented meets HHS criteria for an evidence-based home visiting model. Planned Activities Training (a SafeCare module) and Cellular Phone Enhanced Planned Activities Training (a SafeCare module with an add-on) show evidence of effectiveness.

Targets: 0-11 months, 12-23 months, 24-35 months, 36-47 months, 48+ months

Favorable results in high or moderate studies: Child development and school readiness, Maternal health, Positive parenting practices

Meets HHS Criteria:

No

High or moderate studies:
4
Last updated:
July 2018
Model:

SafeCare Augmented

Targets: 0-11 months, 12-23 months, 24-35 months, 36-47 months, 48+ months

Favorable results in high or moderate studies: Family economic self-sufficiency, Linkages and referrals, Maternal health, Reductions in child maltreatment, Reductions in juvenile delinquency, family violence, and Crime

Meets HHS Criteria:

Yes, Meets HHS Criteria

High or moderate studies:
1
Last updated:
July 2018