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ERIC Number: EJ865806
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1524-0754
The Application of a Family-Based Multi-Tiered System of Support
McCart, Amy; Wolf, Nikki; Sweeney, Holly M.; Choi, Jeong Hoon
NHSA Dialog, v12 n2 p122-132 2009
Early interventionists struggle with supporting parents to prepare their children to be socially successful. Systems of support in which parents matriculate through a series of progressively intensive interventions depending on their need have been identified as a potentially promising framework for delivering family support services (McIntyre & Phaneuf, 2007). A pilot study was conducted to assess the feasibility and potential effectiveness of a family-based Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) approach in an Early Head Start setting. A universal intervention was implemented with 30 families while 13 completed a targeted intervention and 4 participated in the most intensive level of support. This study offers the first known application of an MTSS within a family-based community agency. The results indicate participants were satisfied with the service delivery and may have experienced reduced levels of stress as a result of their participation. The implications of the findings and the limitations of the study are presented. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A