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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2002

Violence: Early Childhood Home Visitation To Prevent – Child Maltreatment

Description of Resource: 
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends early childhood home visitation programs to reduce child maltreatment among high-risk families. Home visitation to prevent violence includes programs in which parents and children are visited in their home by nurses, social workers, paraprofessionals, or community peers. Some visits must occur during the child’s first 2 years of life, but they may be initiated during pregnancy and may continue after the child’s 2nd birthday.

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Developed By: 
Community Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Injury and Violence Prevention
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Citation: 
The Community Guide [Internet]. Violence: Early Childhood Home Visitation To Prevent – Child Maltreatment. c2002– [cited 2017 Feb 13]. Available from: https://www.thecommunityguide.org/findings/violence-early-childhood-home-visitation-prevent-child-maltreatment