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NCJ Number: 119904 Find in a Library
Title: Characteristics of Families at Risk of Problems in Parenting: Findings from a Home-Based Secondary Prevention Program
Journal: Child Welfare  Volume:68  Issue:5  Dated:(September/October 1989)  Pages:529-538
Author(s): L W Kowal; C P Kottmeier; C C Ayoub; J A Komives; D S Robinson; J P Allen
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: Child Welfare League of America, Inc.
Arlington, VA 22202-4801
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Good Start Program provides home-based early intervention to families at risk of child maltreatment.
Abstract: From its inception, the program has included ongoing evaluation to identify the characteristics of the families served and areas of program impact. Preliminary analyses of family problems at program entry, service issues addressed, and changes in family functioning suggest that families are improving over the course of treatment and provide beginning indications about which families are most likely to improve. 12 references, 2 tables. (Publisher abstract)
Main Term(s): Treatment intervention model
Index Term(s): Child abuse situation remedies; Children at risk; Crisis intervention; Family counseling
Note: This paper was presented at the International Child and Youth Care Conference in Washington, DC, in March 1988.
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