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ERIC Number: EJ1419856
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2024
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0896-3746
EISSN: EISSN-1550-5081
Factors Associated with Service Referrals and Uptake in Early Head Start: The Importance of Care Setting
Russell A. Carleton; Ann M. DiGirolamo; Lisa McGarrie; Ani S. Whitmore; Annelise Gilmer-Hughes
Infants and Young Children, v37 n2 p131-141 2024
Secondary analysis of the Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2018 data set (Baby FACES 2018) explored links between family risk events and referral-making and referral uptake among families receiving Early Head Start (EHS) services. Referrals to both behavioral health and entitlement programs were considered. Results showed that referrals to behavioral health programs were much more likely to be given to families receiving care from home-based care than center-based care, and that referrals were slightly more likely to be given to families who did not have any family risk events. Several factors also moderated the relationship between family risk and referrals, including perceived closeness of the parent/caregiver--EHS staff relationship, family conflict, and caregiver depression. There were no observed effects for referrals to entitlement programs. Caregiver depression weakened the link between family risk and service uptake for entitlement programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: US Department of Health and Human Services
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Parenting Stress Index; Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale; Working Alliance Inventory
Grant or Contract Numbers: 90YE0245