“Home Visitation: Assessing Progress, Managing Expectations”

Home Visitation:

Assessing Progress, Managing Expectations


Publication by: Deborah Daro, Ph.D.



What’s Inside the Publication:

  • A review of the evolution of and research evaluating home visitation programs
  • Improvements in home visitation programs
  • Expectations for home visitation programs moving forward


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About the Author

Deborah Daro is a Chapin Hall Research Fellow with over 20 years of experience in evaluating child abuse treatment and prevention programs. Dr. Daro has directed some of the largest multi-site program evaluations completed in the field and has lectured and published widely. Prior to joining Chapin Hall in January 1999, Dr. Daro served as the Director of the National Center on Child Abuse Prevention Research, a program of the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse. She has served as President of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children and is currently serving on the Executive Council of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.  A member of the Ounce of Prevention Fund Board of Directors, Dr. Daro holds a Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning and a Ph.D. in Social Welfare from the University

of California at Berkeley.


About Chapin Hall Center for Children

Chapin Hall Center for Children is a nonpartisan policy research center dedicated to bringing rigorous research and innovative ideas to policymakers, service providers, and funders working to improve the well-being of children. Located at the University of Chicago, Chapin Hall now celebrates twenty years as a leading source of research and expertise about the needs of children and the service systems designed to meet those needs.


About Ounce of Prevention Fund

Founded in 1982 as a public-private partnership, the Ounce of Prevention Fund invests in the healthy development of at-risk infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their families. We use an innovative cycle of family-focused programs, research, training, policy analysis and advocacy to help young children succeed in school and throughout life.