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Supporting Evidence-Based Home Visitation Programs to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect Project: Rhode Island KIDS COUNT

Published: December 31, 2008
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Funding
Topics:
Grants
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Location:

Providence, Pawtucket, and Central Falls, Rhode Island

Home Visiting Program Selected:

Nurse Family Partnership

Home Visiting Target Population:

Families with multiple risks for child maltreatment expecting their first child.

Project Overview:
RI KIDS COUNT will lead a statewide Rhode Island (RI) Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) Initiative to develop the infrastructure required to support NFP replication in three cities with large concentrations of families and children at risk for child maltreatment. The ultimate goal is to have NFP services available statewide. Children's Friend & Service will serve as the key program implementation partner at the NFP anchor site. Other partners focusing on infrastructure development and systems building targeted on leveraging state funds and engaging stakeholders and the public include the RI Department of Children, Youth and Families; the RI Department of Health, the RI Department of Human Services; and the NFP National Service Office. Bradley/Hasbro Children's Research Center at Brown University Medical School will conduct an experimental evaluation that includes assessments when children are 3 and 24 months old. The evaluation will examine implementation of the state infrastructure development activities, measure process indicators and child and family level outcomes, and analyze costs.