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January 1, 2010 | Journal Article
The Hawaii Healthy Start home visitation program sends paraprofessionals into the homes of children at risk of abuse to teach families about child development, parenting and problem-solving strategies and offer emotional support to new parents during the first three years of their child's life.
November 1, 2009 | Journal Article
Low birth-weight babies randomized to an intervention group were taller and had larger head circumference at eight years. The intervention consisted of home visits, attendance at an educational center, parent meetings and two meals a day and lasted until 36 months. Head size was associated generally with higher IQ and improved cognitive function.
May 1, 2009 | Journal Article
This article examined how three local family support programs implemented state standards for cultural sensitivity. The authors used data from a large-scale evaluation that produced an ethnographic study of each program.
September 1, 2002 | Journal Article
This study focuses on the effectiveness of home visiting by specially trained paraprofessionals and nurses as separate means of improving maternal and child health
March 5, 2006 | News Release
Improvements in cognitive and behavioral development evident into adolescence.