The NEAR@Home toolkit was created, reviewed, and tested by home visitors, mental health providers, and other experts in the field of NEAR and home visiting in Region X (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington). The toolkit is based on a theory of change with five core elements: Preparing, Asking, Listening, Affirming and Remembering.
The NEAR@Home toolkit is a work in progress. It was created by people who feel passionate about finding a way to bring NEAR science to families and who are committed to creating best practices for home visitors. This is why we are sharing this work at no cost and through the web.
Since its release in 2015, the toolkit has been downloaded 3,500+ times by people from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, D.C. and 11 countries.