ERIC Number: ED167294
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of the Child Health and Development Project of the Tennessee Department of Public Health, East Tennessee Regional Office.
Banta, Trudy W.; And Others
This paper describes an evaluation of the Child Health and Development Project (CHDP), a home-based early intervention program designed to promote parenting skills and to foster the physical, social, and intellectual development of children from birth through 6 years. The project served families from six counties in East Tennessee through funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission and through Title XX of the Social Security Act. Multidisciplinary teams consisting of a minimum of one nurse, social worker, home educator, and secretary per site provided individualized early education activities, developmental screening, in-home counseling for social services, referrals, nutrition counseling and parent education to project families on a weekly or biweekly basis. Well-child clinics were also held each week. The evaluation of CHDP was carried out by the University of Tennessee's Bureau of Educational Research. The evaluation included a comparison over a 6-month period of newly entering CHDP families and control group families, a review of the records of 20 families who had been receiving CHDP services for approximately 18 months, an assessment of community attitudes towards the project, and measures of staff morale and staff opinions on the effectiveness of project management. Results in each area generally indicated successful achievement of most CHDP goals for both parents and children. (BD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Bureau of Educational Research and Service.
Identifiers: Appalachia; Child Health And Development Project; Tennessee
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