Research evidence reveals the benefits to children and adults that specific programs supporting early child development can deliver. But decades after this evidence was published few children in Australia receive the benefits of proven programs, while many more children are in unproven ECD programs. This paper describes the development and roll out of the Family Home Visiting Service (FHV), which is a sustained nurse home visiting program incorporating the strongest evidence of efficacy.
Nossar, V. (2006). The evidence is not enough - Translating the evidence about home visiting into practice in South Australia. Paper presented at the Australian Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynaecology Annual Scientific Meeting. Sydney, NSW, 4-5 August, 2006.