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 & Findings
This table lists interventions reviewed by the Community Guide, with Task Force findings for each (definitions of findings). Click on an underlined intervention title for a summary of the review.
|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.
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 Focused on Children and Youth: early childhood home visitation. www.thecommunityguide.org/violence/home/index.html. Last updated: MM/DD/YYYY.
- Page last reviewed: February 9, 2011
- Page last updated: September 21, 2010
- Content source: The Guide to Community Preventive Services