Faucetta currently works on the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Evaluation (MIHOPE) project, which aims to assess the implementation and effects of home visiting programs intended to prevent child maltreatment, improve maternal and child health outcomes, and increase school readiness. She manages the acquisition, processing, and analysis of survey and assessment data collected from families in the study. She also works on a study that uses a daily diary measurement approach to catalog everyday family interactions among mothers, fathers, and adolescent children.
Prior to working on MIHOPE, Faucetta was the data manager and an impact team member for the Supporting Healthy Marriage Project (SHM), an evaluation of a marriage-education program targeting low-income, racially and ethnically diverse married couples. Before joining MDRC in 2011, Faucetta served as a Fulbright scholar in Bulgaria and worked at the NYC Department of Homeless Services. She did her undergraduate work in political science at Boston College and has a master’s degree from the Columbia University School of Social Work’s Policy Program.
Results from the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program EvaluationJanuary, 2019
Home visiting provides information, resources, and support to expectant low-income parents and low-income families with young children. This report provides the final results from a national evaluation of four major evidence-based models of home visiting.Brief
Laying the Groundwork for Long-Term Follow-Up in the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation (MIHOPE)October, 2017
Home visiting provides information, resources, and support to expectant low-income parents and low-income families with young children. This brief summarizes evidence from existing studies on the impact of early childhood home visiting on children 5 and older for four national models of home visiting.Report
An Early Look at Families and Local Programs in the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation-Strong Start
Third Annual ReportApril, 2016
MIHOPE-Strong Start is the largest random assignment study to date examining the effects of home visiting services on birth and health outcomes and health care use. This report describes a partial sample of 1,200 families, explores the priorities and practices of the study programs, and discusses program recruitment.Report
Final Impacts from the Supporting Healthy Marriage EvaluationJanuary, 2014
Supporting Healthy Marriage (SHM) was a yearlong voluntary marriage education program to help strengthen couples’ relationships. SHM had small sustained positive effects on marital quality more than a year after the program ended but did not achieve its objectives of leading more couples to stay together or improving children’s well-being.
ProjectsCharles Michalopoulos, Kristen Faucetta , Megan Millenky, Ximena Portilla, Marie-Andrée Somers, Livia Martinez
A small body of research has found that families who participated in a home visiting program when their children were young may continue to benefit through their children’s adolescence. Therefore, a long-term follow-up study is being planned for families in the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation ( MIHOPE ). MIHOPE is examining how home visiting programs...JoAnn Hsueh, Virginia Knox, Desiree Principe Alderson, Barbara S. Goldman, Erika Lundquist, Charles Michalopoulos, Electra Small, Kristen Faucetta , Meghan McCormick, Noemi Altman, Sharon Rowser, Amy Taub, Helen Lee
The Supporting Healthy Marriage project is the first large-scale, multisite, multiyear, rigorous test of marriage education programs for low-income married couples. Supported by the Administration for Children and Families within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ( HHS ), the project is motivated by research that indicates that married adults...