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Outcomes from a Randomized Controlled Trial of the Relief Nursery Program

Published on Feb 7, 2019in Prevention Science 2.85
· DOI :10.1007/s11121-019-00992-9
J. Mark Eddy1
Estimated H-index: 1
(NYU: New York University),
Joann Wu Shortt21
Estimated H-index: 21
+ 5 AuthorsJean Baldwin Grossman22
Estimated H-index: 22
(Princeton University)
An independent, randomized controlled trial of the community-developed, multiple-component Relief Nursery prevention program was conducted with families with young children considered “at risk” for child abuse and neglect. This established program, currently operating at multiple sites in the state of Oregon, comprises an integrated package of prevention services to children and families, including early childhood education, home visiting, and parent education and support, as well as other interventions tailored to the needs of each particular family. Families who contacted the Relief Nursery for the first time were randomly assigned to one of two conditions, the Full Program condition, whose members had access to all services available from the Relief Nursery, or the Respite Care condition, whose members had access only to respite care and referrals to services provided by other community agencies. A primary caregiver in each family was interviewed prior to intervention and then every 6 months across a period of 2 years. Standardized measures were collected on a variety of risk and protective factors related to child abuse and neglect. Analyses were conducted at the end of the study period. Differences were found between the conditions in terms of perceived helpfulness and satisfaction with services and in terms of social support, in each case favoring the Full Program condition. Implications of the findings for future studies of multicomponent child abuse prevention programs with similar characteristics to the Relief Nursery are discussed.
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Published on Dec 4, 2017in Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review 3.56
Claudia E. van der Put12
Estimated H-index: 12
(UvA: University of Amsterdam),
Mark Assink8
Estimated H-index: 8
(UvA: University of Amsterdam)
+ 1 AuthorsNoëlle F. Boekhout van Solinge2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UvA: University of Amsterdam)
There is a lack of knowledge about specific components that make interventions effective in preventing or reducing child maltreatment. The aim of the present meta-analysis was to increase this knowledge by summarizing findings on effects of interventions for child maltreatment and by examining potential moderators of this effect, such as intervention components and study characteristics. Identifying effective components is essential for developing or improving child maltreatment interventions. A...
Published on Jun 1, 2017in Clinical Psychology-science and Practice 6.03
Cathy Spatz Widom56
Estimated H-index: 56
(CUNY: City University of New York)
This article begins with a description of the current state of knowledge on the “cycle of violence,” broadly defined. Subsequent sections focus on the impact of childhood neglect on criminal consequences, potential gender differences in criminal consequences, the extent to which sexual abuse leads to sexual offending, and the extent to which child abuse and neglect lead to intimate partner violence and the intergenerational transmission of abuse and neglect. There is a brief discussion of protec...
Published on Mar 1, 2017in Child Development 5.02
Suniya S. Luthar46
Estimated H-index: 46
(ASU: Arizona State University),
Nancy Eisenberg4
Estimated H-index: 4
(ASU: Arizona State University)
Compiled in this Special Section are recommendations from multiple experts on how to maximize resilience among children at risk for maladjustment. Contributors delineated processes with relatively strong effects and modifiable by behavioral interventions. Commonly highlighted was fostering the well-being of caregivers via regular support, reduction of maltreatment while promoting positive parenting, and strengthening emotional self-regulation of caregivers and children. In future work, there mus...
Published on Apr 1, 2016in Clinical Psychology Review 9.90
Mark J. Van Ryzin20
Estimated H-index: 20
(Oregon Research Institute),
Cary J. Roseth16
Estimated H-index: 16
(MSU: Michigan State University)
+ 2 AuthorsI-Chien Chen1
Estimated H-index: 1
(MSU: Michigan State University)
Although research has documented the positive effects of family-based prevention programs, the field lacks specific information regarding why these programs are effective. The current study summarized the effects of family-based programs on adolescent substance use using a component-based approach to meta-analysis in which we decomposed programs into a set of key topics or components that were specifically addressed by program curricula (e.g., parental monitoring/behavior management,problem solv...
Published on Mar 1, 2016in Child Abuse & Neglect 2.85
Katherine L. Casillas3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Colorado Denver),
Angèle Fauchier2
Estimated H-index: 2
(University of Colorado Denver)
+ 1 AuthorsEdward F. Garrido12
Estimated H-index: 12
(University of Colorado Denver)
In recent years there has been an increase in the popularity of home visitation programs as a means of addressing risk factors for child maltreatment. The evidence supporting the effectiveness of these programs from several meta-analyses, however, is mixed. One potential explanation for this inconsistency explored in the current study involves the manner in which these programs were implemented. In the current study we reviewed 156 studies associated with 9 different home visitation program mode...
Published on Jan 1, 2015in Psychology of Violence 2.77
Miriam K. Ehrensaft19
Estimated H-index: 19
Heather M. Knous-Westfall4
Estimated H-index: 4
+ 1 AuthorsHenian Chen28
Estimated H-index: 28
Published on Oct 1, 2014in Journal of Family Violence 1.03
Hanna C. Gustafsson10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Columbia University),
Melissa A. Barnett15
Estimated H-index: 15
+ 2 AuthorsMartha J. Cox49
Estimated H-index: 49
(UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Using data from a diverse sample of 581 families living in predominantly low-income, rural communities, the current study sought to investigate the longitudinal associations among father-perpetrated intimate partner violence (IPV) and child-directed physical aggression perpetrated by the mother. The unique contributions of each of these types of family violence on children’s behavioral problems at school entry were also examined. Results confirm bidirectional associations between father-perpetra...
Published on Nov 1, 2013in Development and Psychopathology 3.59
Sheree L. Toth49
Estimated H-index: 49
(UR: University of Rochester),
Julie Gravener-Davis3
Estimated H-index: 3
(UR: University of Rochester)
+ 1 AuthorsDante Cicchetti112
Estimated H-index: 112
(UR: University of Rochester)
It is well established that child maltreatment has significant deleterious effects for the individual as well as for society. We briefly review research regarding the impact of child maltreatment on the attachment relationship, highlighting the need for relational interventions for maltreated children and their families to effectively thwart negative developmental cascades that are so often observed in the context of child maltreatment. Next, historical and contemporaneous perspectives on relati...
Published on Jan 10, 2011in Annual Review of Psychology 19.75
Irwin N. Sandler59
Estimated H-index: 59
Erin N. Schoenfelder8
Estimated H-index: 8
(ASU: Arizona State University)
+ 1 AuthorsDavid P. MacKinnon57
Estimated H-index: 57
(ASU: Arizona State University)
This article reviews findings from 46 randomized experimental trials of preventive parenting interventions. The findings of these trials provide evidence of effects to prevent a wide range of problem outcomes and to promote competencies from one to 20 years later. However, there is a paucity of evidence concerning the processes that account for program effects. Three alternative pathways are proposed as a framework for future research on the long-term effects of preventive parenting programs: (a...
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