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Why Home Visitation Works

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There are many reasons why Home Visitation is such an effective way to support families to raise healthy, secure and resilient children. Some of the most important reasons why this approach works are that:

  • Home Visitation is a best practice approach to supporting individuals and families, regardless of the parent’s age or marital status.
  • Home Visitors are invited guests in a family’s home and they respect and partner with the family.
  • Home Visitation provides an opportunity to work in the family environment, to learn firsthand about the conditions of life for the parent(s) and child and to tailor supports to best meet their needs.
  • Home Visitation reaches isolated families who face barriers that may reduce their resilience and that of their children and keep them from developing their full potential. Sometimes families may face significant barriers to participating in centre-based services.