Pre-Post Longitudinal Follow-Up Studies

Pre-Post with Longitudinal Follow-Up assesses whether the gains made at posttest have been maintained by either administering a third AAPI at test for differences from posttest to longitudinal testing usually anywhere from 6 months to 2 years after the last class ended.

The key to this model is to determine if families have been re-charged with Child Abuse or Neglect since they ended their program. The goal of Nurturing Parenting Program is to stop the re-abuse of children in families who completed the Nurturing Parenting Program.

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Bavolek, S.J., McLaughlin, J.A., Comstock, C.M., "The Nurturing Parenting Programs: A Validated Approach for Reducing Dysfunctional Family Interactions" Final Report NIMH, 1983
Birth & Beyond Home Visitation Program, "AmeriCorps Impact Evaluation." Sacramento Family Support Collaborative, December 2015.
Birth & Beyond Home Visitation Program, Nurturing Parenting Program Child Protective Services, Outcomes Report, July 2010 through June 2013, "The 2010-2013r Outcomes Study for the Birth & Beyond Program has retained the same methodology used each year, with variations and enhancements as resources permitted." Family Support Collaborative. Child Abuse Prevention Council of Sacramento, North Highlands, Ca. October 2013. Submitted by: LPC Consulting Associates, Inc., Sacraments Ca. 95811
Brock, Donna-Jean P., Marek, Lydia I., Matteo-Kerney, Cheryl, Bagby, Tammy, "Open Groups: Adaptations in Implementing a Parent Training Program" 2013
Broyles, G., Easter, L., Primak, K., Shackford, L., "Nurturing Program Follow-Up Study: Boulder County Department of Social Services Nurturing Program" Research Report, 1992
Family Service of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, "Outcome Evaluation of Family Service of Milwaukee Parenting Education Programs" Technical Report, 1997
Hodnett, R.H., Faulk, K., Dellinger, A,, Maher, E, "Evaluation of the Statewide Implementation of a Parent Education Program in Louisiana’s Child Welfare Agency" 2009
Maher, E. J., Corwin, T. W., Hodnett, R., & Faulk, K. (in-press), "A cost-savings analysis of a statewide parenting education program in child welfare. " Research on Social Work Practice.
Maher, E. J., Marcynyszyn, L. A., Corwin, T. W., & Hodnett, R. (2011), "Dosage matters: The relationship between participation in the Nurturing Parenting Program for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers and subsequent child maltreatment." Children and Youth Services Review, 33, 1426-1434. DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2011.04.014
Matteo-Kerney, C., Benjamin, S., "Rural Virginia Family Nurturing Project: Five Year Evaluation Results" Abstract 2003
Palusci, V.J., Crum, P., Bliss, R. & Bavolek, S.J., "Changes in Parenting Attitudes and Knowledge Among Inmates and Other At-Risk Populations After a Family Nurturing Program" Children and Youth Services Review 2007, doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2007.06.006
Primer, V., "Long-Term Impact of the Nurturing Parenting Program: A Comparison of Parenting Attitudes of Abuse and Neglectful Parents Pre-Program, Post-Program, and at One Year Post-Program Follow-Up" Research Report, 1991
Safe Child, Raleigh NC, "An Evaluation of the Nurturing Parenting Program at Safe Child" Executive Summary, 2002
Wagner, K.F., "Parenting Education and Child Welfare Recidivism: A Comparative Study of the Nurturing Parenting Program Graduates and Non-Graduates of Fresno County" Abstract, May 2001