ERIC Number: ED174330
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Yale Child Welfare Research Program: Description and Results.
Rescorla, Leslie A.; And Others
The Yale Child Welfare Research Program was a comprehensive, service centered, longitudinal, intervention project for low-income families and their children. Eighteen children from inner city, low-income, predominantly black families participated in the intervention program from before birth to 30 months of age. Each family was assigned a team of project staff members who provided services and recorded their work with and observations of the families. Data were collected on four major components of the program: (1) home visitor program, (2) Pediatric care, (3) developmental evaluation, and (4) day care and toddler school. One year after the project ended, a matched comparison sample of 18 children 30 months of age was selected. Each comparison mother was seen for a single in-depth interview and each comparison child was seen once for a developmental evaluation. Five years after the project ended, follow-up interviews were conducted with 15 of the original research group mothers and each of the research group children was seen in a follow-up testing session. Findings are presented in detail. Results were interpreted as suggesting that the intervention had served to offset the detrimental effects of socio-cultural deprivation on the research group children's verbal abilities and had helped the project families improve their quality of life. (JMB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (San Francisco, California, March 15-18, 1979)