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An early, intensive parenting intervention to prevent child neglect: Five year mother-child outcomes [Executive summary]

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The first phase of our overall project focused on the delivery from pregnancy to age 2 1/2 of a comprehensive, intense, home-based parenting intervention, the My Baby and Me (MBM) program, to at-risk adolescent and adult mothers with limited education. In the second phase of the project (supported by a Pew grant), we recruited a subsample at age 5 and assessed a wide range of child and maternal outcomes. In the first phase, mothers were randomly assigned to a high-intensity (55 possible home visits) or to a low-intensity control condition. It should be noted that the low-intensity group, in which no home visits occurred, represented a "strong" control condition in which mothers received instrumental supports and information about child rearing. In the Pew project, we focused on two major research questions: (1) Did the high-intensity MBM intervention impact preschool readiness skills 2 1/2 years following the final home visit? (2) Did the MBM intervention have a lasting impact on maternal outcomes, such as additional pregnancies, educational attainment, current employment and reports of child neglect? (author abstract)

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