The MODEL of home visiting is the APPROACH — it is how you talk to families, following the best practice standards exactly as they are written in-order to get the amazing results that the model demonstrates. The federal MIECHV program approves several models of evidence-based home visiting.
View Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness.
HFA is a family-centered, strengths-based model that stresses caring interactions between the parent and child are key to positive growth and development. Services for eligible families are available from before baby is even born to help create the best nurturing environment in which healthy, happy babies thrive.
By declaring Nebraska as “an HFA State," N-MIECHV Leadership is able to provide targeted technical assistance, on-going support in fidelity, and opportunities for training. In fact, N-MIECHV offers an HFA Orientation training for all new home visiting staff. This introduces the model, gives a foundation of understanding before the home visitor attends the intense training sessions required by HFA, increasing both comprehension and retention.