Home Visitor Safety


Personal Safety of Home Visitors

The personal safety of home visitors while they support and partner with families is of paramount importance.

The resources below are designed for home visitors, home visiting supervisors, and home visiting agencies regarding this issue.

The Office of Early Childhood Development, in collaboration with the Ad Hoc Safety Workgroup of the Home Visiting Task Force, has compiled these resources. Members of the Illinois home visiting community are strongly encouraged to review and incorporate them (as applicable) into their programs.

This portion of the website will be updated periodically to include new, updated and additional resources.

If there are safety-related materials that you think should be included on this website, email dhs.homevisiting@illinois.gov.

Other Resources

  • The National Center for Community-Based Child Prevention provides a variety of resources from the Oklahoma State Department of Health, including a series of educational videos covering a variety of topics (eg, general safety, family assessment, trauma-informed practices, domestic violence, mental health, firearms, drugs, and child abuse and neglect reporting).


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under Grant Number X10MC43579 and Grant Number X10MC39684 in the total award amounts of $8,473,513 and $8,257,262, respectively, for the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program, and 0% financed with nongovernmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the United States Government.