Violence Prevention: Early Childhood Home Visitation
In early childhood home visitation programs, trained personnel visit parents and children at home during the child’s first two years of life in order to provide some combination of information, support, or training about child health, development, and care. The Community Guide reviewed home visitation programs that were designed to prevent violence.
Task Force Recommendations and Findings
This table lists interventions reviewed by the Community Guide, with a summary of the Task Force finding (definitions of findings). Click on an underlined intervention title for a summary of the review.
|Intervention||Task Force Finding|
|Early Childhood Home Visitation|
|To Prevent Child Maltreatment||Recommended
|To Prevent Intimate Partner Violence||Insufficient Evidence
|To Prevent Violence by Parents (Other than Child Maltreatment or Intimate Partner Violence)||Insufficient Evidence
|To Prevent Violence by Children||Insufficient Evidence
The findings and conclusions on this page are those of the Community Preventive Services Task Force and do not necessarily represent those of CDC. Task Force evidence-based recommendations are not mandates for compliance or spending. Instead, they provide information and options for decision makers and stakeholders to consider when determining which programs, services, and policies best meet the needs, preferences, available resources, and constraints of their constituents.
The content of publications of the Guide to Community Preventive Services is in the public domain. Citation as to source, however, is appreciated. Sample citation: Guide to Community Preventive Services. Violence prevention: early childhood home visitation. www.thecommunityguide.org/violence/home/index.html. Last updated: MM/DD/YYYY.
- Page last reviewed: September 27, 2013
- Page last updated: September 27, 2013
- Content source: The Guide to Community Preventive Services