Measuring Family Outcomes

Reinventing the Way We Measure Family Outcomes

The Connecticut Office of Early Childhood has undertaken a new way measure when positive outcomes are achieved for families enrolled in voluntary home visitation services, and how to provide additional financial incentives for the service provider. This groundbreaking pilot initiative, the first in the nation of its kind‚Äö will reward positive outcomes for evidence-based home visitation services, from reduced child welfare involvement to increased parental employment. Following recommendations from Ascend at the Aspen Institute for measuring outcomes for children and parents, the Office of Early Childhood designed a set of whole-family, or two-generational (also known as 2Gen) outcomes measures representing key family goals that also generate value for Connecticut.