Home Visiting programs, like Parents as Teachers, have demonstrated improved outcomes for children and their families across various domains, including health, school readiness, and child safety.
Independent evaluation has been integral to the success of PAT since its inception. Evidence of effectiveness of the PAT model has been supported by rigorous research designs, including randomized controlled trials and quasi-experimental methods. Studies published in peer-reviewed journals have shown statistically significant effects, demonstrating that PAT achieves its goals and makes a real difference in the lives of children and families. Research has been conducted and supported by state governments, independent school districts, private foundations, universities and research organizations and outcome data have been collected from more than 17,100 children and parents.
In 2017, a study was released by a team led by Barbara Chaiyachati of Yale School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics indicating a 22% reduction in the likelihood of child maltreatment for families participating in the Parents as Teachers model.
Please click here to read the study.
Please see the Parents as Teachers’ Evidence-Based Research Page for further studies and reports.