The Active Ingredients in Home Visiting: Using The Home Visit Rating Scales (HOVRS) To Engage Families and Improve Outcomes


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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
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About this Webinar

Providing home visiting services to families can be challenging work. Families with the greatest needs can sometime be difficult to engage in the home visiting process. The Home Visit Rating Scales were developed based on research examining the practices of home visitors that lead to better family engagement and child outcomes. The Home Visit Rating Scales are in use by programs nationally and internationally with the goal of improving the home visiting process and related outcomes. This webinar will provide a brief overview of the Home Visit Rating Scales including: how it aligns with DEC Recommended Practices, an overview of the measure, research supporting its use, and information on how it is being used in practice.


Image of Mark S. InnoncentiMark S. Innocenti, is Research and Evaluation Mentor in the Research and Training Division at the Center for Persons with Disabilities, a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, and an Associate Professor in Psychology at Utah State University. Mark has 40 years of experience working with infants and young children at-risk and with disabilities and their families through multiple research and model demonstration projects. He has examined areas such as social interaction, child transition, naturalistic intervention, parent-child interaction, and service system effectiveness. More recently, he has focused on various aspects of home visiting and preschool intervention services. Mark is an author of Developmental Parenting: A Guide for Early Childhood Practitioners, the PICCOLO (Parenting Interactions with Children: Checklist of Observations Linked to Outcomes) parent-child interaction observation measure and the HOVRS (Home Visit Rating Scales) an observational measure of home visiting practices. Mark is a past-president of the Division for Early Childhood and a member of the Zero to Three Fellows Academy..