Family Visit Coaching May Improve Child Safety

Family Visit Coaching May Improve Child Safety

February 1, 2023 | Evident Change

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A recent Evident Change study found that parents who completed Family Visit Coaching (FVC) services had fewer incidences of substantiated abuse or neglect after reunification compared to a control group.  

The analysis showed that FVC was effective at reducing substantiations after reunification. Previous FVC research indicated that parents improved their parenting skills during FVC services and that they viewed the program positively.  

Given the mounting evidence of FVC’s effectiveness, eligible parents should be referred to FVC as soon as possible after child removal. Future research should examine the role of counselors and therapists in reporting concerns of child maltreatment. 

Read more about this study and Family Visit Coaching in our report