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NCJ Number: NCJ 241717     Find in a Library
Title: Promoting First Relationships: Randomized Trial of a Relationship-Based Intervention for Toddlers in Child Welfare
Journal: Child Maltreatment  Volume:17  Issue:4  Dated:November 2012  Pages:271 to 286
Author(s): Susan J. Spieker ; Monica L. Oxford ; Jean F. Kelly ; Elizabeth M. Nelson ; Charles B. Fleming
Date Published: 11/2012
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Mental Health
United States of America

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
United States of America
Grant Number: R01 MH077329; P30 HD02274
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Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study conducted a community-based, randomized control trial with intent-to-treat analyses of Promoting First Relationships (PFR) to improve parenting and toddler outcomes for toddlers in State dependency.
Abstract: The authors conducted a community-based, randomized control trial with intent-to-treat analyses of Promoting First Relationships (PFR) to improve parenting and toddler outcomes for toddlers in State dependency. Toddlers (10–24 months; N = 210) with a recent placement disruption were randomized to 10-week PFR or a comparison condition. Community agency providers were trained to use PFR in the intervention for caregivers. From baseline to postintervention, observational ratings of caregiver sensitivity improved more in the PFR condition than in the comparison condition, with an effect size for the difference in adjusted means postintervention of d = .41. Caregiver understanding of toddlers’ social emotional needs and caregiver reports of child competence also differed by intervention condition postintervention (d = .36 and d = .42) with caregivers in the PFR condition reporting more understanding of toddlers and child competence. Models of PFR effects on within-individual change were significant for caregiver sensitivity and understanding of toddlers. At the 6-month follow-up, only 61 percent of original sample dyads were still intact and there were no significant differences on caregiver or child outcomes. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.
Main Term(s): Child welfare
Index Term(s): Abusing parents ; Foster homes ; Neglectful parents ; Child placement services ; Infant (0-4)
   
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