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Supporting Evidence-Based Home Visitation Programs to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect Project: Rochester Society for the Prevention and Cruelty to Children

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

Monroe County (Rochester)

Home Visiting Program Selected:

Nurse Family Partnership; Parents as Teachers

Home Visiting Target Population:

At-risk, low-income parents who had their first child below age 21

Project Overview:
The Rochester Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children will collaborate with seven community partners to examine the benefits of combining multiple evidence-based home visitation and other models to effectively meet the needs of families at the greatest risk, with the goal of reducing child maltreatment and enhancing family functioning. Depending on eligibility, families will receive Nurse Family Partnership or other evidence-base programs, including Parents as Teachers. During intake, families will participate in a comprehensive screening process that identifies whether the family needs more intense mental health therapy. A rigorous evaluation will compare treatment delivery through a multi-tiered evidence-based service delivery model that includes Nurse Family Partnership services. Program participants will first be screened for Nurse Family Partnership eligibility. If ineligible, they will then be randomly assigned to alternative evidence-based home visitation services or to an enhanced treatment as usual group that includes only referrals to community resources. To support their building a sustainable infrastructure, a Steering Committee will explore leveraging of funding streams and develop a model capable of national replication for sustainability.