Evidence-informed Practices in Early Childhood Home Visiting: Prevention, Identification and Treatment of Substance Abuse in Families

Project: Research project

Project Details


The purpose of this project is to generate knowledge about how home visiting programs including those funded through HRSA and ACF's Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program, engage and support families around prevention, treatment and recovery from substance abuse and addiction. The study seeks to identify evidence-informed practices for working with families, supporting frontline staff, and building collaborations with referral sources. The Contractor shall undertake activities including the development of a conceptual model, document review/scan of the literature, and development of designs for a range of studies that have the potential to inform a research agenda related to addressing substance abuse in the context of home visiting programs. This project will produce reports, practitioner-friendly briefs, and other resources as needed to provide information and support for MIECHV grantees and home visiting programs working to prevent, identify, and treat substance abuse and serving families dealing with substance abuse problems.
Effective start/end date10/31/179/29/20


  • Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. (HHSP233201500035I // 50525S05679)
  • Administration for Children and Families (HHSP233201500035I // 50525S05679)


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