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ERIC Number: ED499688
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb-10
Pages: 33
Abstractor: Author
A Successful Model for Home Visiting in a High Risk Community
Nievar, M. Angela; Fitzgerald, Hiram E.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Center for Parent Education (13th, Denton, TX)
The goal of the Success By Six program was to provide seamless, universal services to young children in a rural county in order to prepare them for a successful kindergarten experience. The process evaluation describes the implementation of interventions in the community and collaborations of community agencies. This rural community faced a number of challenges in implementing programs for young children, such as high levels of community risk factors, language and cultural barriers, and difficulties with access and communication. A quantitative evaluation of a home visiting program, a part of Success By Six, analyzes data from a control group who pretested but did not enroll in the program (n = 404) and program participants who received at least seven home visits (n = 196). Developmental assessments were conducted by professionally trained supervisors of the home visiting program. Assessments indicated that children in the home visiting program generally out-performed those who did not receive the program. Comparisons of groups by risk factors at intake indicated no significant difference between the two groups. The history of community involvement and implementation of a successful home visiting program may be of interest to other community agencies, particularly those who have similar barriers to parental involvement in their children's education. (Contains 8 figures.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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