Abstract

The field of home visitation to prevent child abuse and neglect provides a good example of issues in outcome measurement that have not undergone sufficient critique. Some frequently used measures being used as outcome assessments have not been specifically designed for outcome measurement and therefore have limitations. In particular, some of these measures are not well equipped to document changes that are intended to result from intervention programs. Outcome measurement in home visitation can be improved with more attention to measurement issues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1483-1486
Number of pages4
JournalChildren and Youth Services Review
Volume32
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2010

Keywords

  • Child abuse and neglect prevention
  • Evaluation
  • Home visitation
  • Measurement
  • Outcome
  • Outcome assessment
  • Program evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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