Identifying High-Risk Behaviors: Tools to Strengthen Families and Communities

Identifying High-Risk Behaviors: Tools to Strengthen Families and Communities

These assessment tools are designed to help family workers identify signs and symptoms of substance misuse and abuse, mental health issues, or domestic violence in families. Organization leadership, managers, and family workers can use these tools to assess the presence of high-risk behaviors, understand trends among families served, and determine next steps for building partnerships and providing supports. A simple assessment tool is an invaluable resource for front-line workers in conducting brief screenings that address high-risk behaviors and the need for ongoing support.



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This online tool supports home visiting staff and those who support them by presenting regulations, strategies, publications, and resources in a way that’s interactive, flexible, and adaptable to people’s needs. It offers the readerthe opportunity to read, review, rate, save, and organize material that’s engaging, supports understanding, and ultimately contributes to their expertise as home visitors and home visiting supervisors. It has been developed by the Early Head Start National Resource Center, and includes numerous resources produced by other national centers.

Prepared for the Office of Head Start, under contract # HHSP23320100009YC, by the Early Head Start National Resource Center at ZERO TO THREE.