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A randomized controlled trial of Child FIRST: A comprehensive home-based intervention translating research into early childhood practice

Date Added to Library: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 11:34
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 
10.1111/j.1467-8624.2010.01550.x
Priority: 
normal
Individual Author: 
Lowell, Darcy I.
Carter, Alice S.
Godoy, Leandra
Paulicin, Belinda
Briggs-Gowan, Margaret J.
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Published Date: 
02/03/2011
Published Date (Date): 
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Publication: 
Child Development
Volume: 
82
Issue Number: 
1
Page Range: 
193-208
Year: 
2011
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Abstract: 

This randomized, controlled trial was designed to document the effectiveness of Child FIRST (Child and Family Interagency, Resource, Support, and Training), a home-based psychotherapeutic, parent-child intervention embedded in a system of care. Multirisk urban mothers and children, ages 6-36 months (= 157) participated. At the 12-month follow-up, Child FIRST children had improved language (odd ratio [OR] = 4.4) and externalizing symptoms (OR = 4.7) compared to Usual Care children. Child FIRST mothers had less parenting stress at the 6-month follow-up (OR = 3.0), lower psychopathology symptoms at 12-month follow-up (OR = 4.0), and less protective service involvement at 3 years postbaseline (OR = 2.1) relative to Usual Care mothers. Intervention families accessed 91% of wanted services relative to 33% among Usual Care. Thus, Child FIRST is effective with multirisk families raising young children across multiple child and parent outcomes. (Author abstract)

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