Evidence-Based Home Visiting in Georgia

Voluntary, evidence-based home visiting connects parents and caregivers—including expectant parents of young children with a trained professional who supports them during the early stages of raising a family. Extra support during the first years of a child’s life, when the brain develops most rapidly, plays a key role in ensuring that children experience the types of positive relationships that ultimately create strong neural pathways and shape future learning. This research brief from GEEARS explores the benefits of home visiting and why Georgia should invest in this crucial family support.