Contact

Joshua Mersky, Ph.D.,
Site Principal Investigator

UWM/CABHR
2400 E. Hartford, Avenue, Room 1177
Milwaukee, WI 53211
(414) 229-0522
mersky@uwm.edu

Developing Home Visiting in Wisconsin through Shared Practice and Mentoring

homevisitation

Purpose

Developing Home Visiting in Wisconsin through Shared Practice and Mentoring is a joint effort between the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and the Department of Health Services (DHS), supported by additional partner agencies, the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and Children’s Trust Fund (CTF). This initiative builds on the existing partnerships to strengthen, expand, and evaluate home visiting services for Wisconsin’s highest-risk families.

Funding Agency

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Health Resources and Services Administration
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Division of Child, Adolescent and Family Health

Time Period

September 30, 2011-September 29, 2013

Scientific Team

Lead Agencies: Wisconsin Department of Children and Families; Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Project Director: Leslie McAllister, Home Visiting Coordinator, Division of Safety and Permanence,
Department of Children and Families
Principal Investigator: Joshua Mersky, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Social Work, CABHR Affiliated Scientist
Co-Principal Investigator: James Topitzes, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Social Work, CABHR Affiliated Scientist
Co-Investigator: David Pate, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Social Work
Statistician: Daniel Fuhrmann, Ph.D., Associate Scientist, CABHR/HBSSW
Research Assistant: Colleen Janczewski