Abstract

The purpose of this paper was to examine the effectiveness of home visiting as a means of improving parental, child, and maternal outcomes and preventing child abuse and neglect. A randomized controlled trial was conducted in a large southwestern metropolitan area. One hundred and ninety-five women were randomly assigned to the Healthy Families Arizona experimental or control conditions. Significant results favoring the experimental group in contrast to the control group were found on some measures in each of five domains including violent parenting behavior, parenting attitudes and practices, parenting support, mental health and coping, and maternal outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1761-1766
Number of pages6
JournalChildren and Youth Services Review
Volume33
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2011

Keywords

  • Child abuse
  • Healthy Families
  • Home visitation
  • Prevention
  • Randomized controlled trial

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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