Keeping you informed about the latest research and best practices is part of our commitment to Home Visitors in BC. We're constantly adding to our library of professional resources. If you know of a useful new resource for Home Visitors that you would like to share, please contact the Home Visitor Training Coordinator
You can also find articles, research reports, links to other websites, and more in our Professional Resources Section.
Recently added resources for Home Visitors include:
- The Effectiveness of Home Visitation Interventions similar to KidsFirst, Saskatchewan: A Focused Literature Review
The present literature review explores the extent to which current research indicates that home visiting programs similar to KidsFirst produce benefits for parents and children.
- Self Regulation: A Cornerstone of Early Childhood Development
Caring, consistent relationships with adults provide external supports that are the basis for infants' development of self-regulation.
- Audible Television and Decreased Adult Words, Infant Vocalizations, and Conversational Turns
A fascinating research paper on the effects of infant exposure to television sound in the home.
- Young Children Develop in an Environment of Relationships
This report from the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child summarizes the most current research.
- Compilation of Attachment articles
This document is a compilation of articles and research reports on how attachment is created.
- Ordinary Magic: Lessons Learned from Research on Resilience in Human Development
Resilience and the factors which contribute to or decrease it has been studied extensively recently.
- Infant Mental Health and Early Care and Education Providers
This article is a synthesis of research and theory around infant mental health and how early childhood care-givers have a huge role to play in healthy development.
- Supporting Home Visiting and Early Intervention Workers through Reflective Supervision
Reflective supervision provides an opportunity for staff to reflect on their own work in a safe, supportive environment. This article explains the background and practical strategies of reflective supervision.
- Starting Smart: How Early Experiences Influence Brain Development
Examines how a child’s early experiences from birth to 3 can influence and shape brain development.
- Emotional Trauma in Infancy
The aim of this information sheet is to explain the impact of stress and trauma on infant development, and help professionals understand how to address the needs of traumatized infants and their caregivers.
- Attachment and Regulation
This article by Diane Benoit, from the Winter 1999 issue of IMPrint, the newsletter of the Infant Mental Health Promotion Project, defines attachment and explains its relationship with regulation as it develops in infants.
- Temperament: A Synthesis of Research
Papers in this document include research on temperament and its effect on psychosocial development and self-regulation.
- Attachment Across Cultures Toolkit
This toolkit is directed to all those interested in exploring and validating cross-cultural attachment beliefs, values and practices, as well as the impact of migration and resettlement on these beliefs, values and practices.
- Families First Program Evaluation
The aim of this evaluation was to examine if the well-being of at-risk families was improved by participating in Manitoba’s Families First home visiting program.