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Child First

Meets DHHS criteria for an evidenced based model

Last Updated: July 2011

Effects Shown in Research & Outcome Measure Details for Linkages and Referrals Outcomes

Impact Studies Rated High


Lowell, D. I., Carter, A. S., Godoy, L., Paulicin, B., & Briggs-Gowan, M. J. (2011). A randomized controlled trial of Child First: A comprehensive home-based intervention translating research into early childhood practice. Child Development, 82(1), 193-208.
Show Study Effects Details
Outcome Effect Sample Timing of Follow-Up Sample Size Program Group Comparison Group Mean Difference or Odds Ratio
Statistical Significance
Effect Size
Outcome Type
Percentage of desired services received that were received, child development Favorable Bridgeport, CT 12 months 117 families 99% 14% Diff = 85 p < 0.001 HomVEE = 3.89 Secondary
Percentage of desired services that were received Favorable Bridgeport, CT 6 months 117 families 88.1% 31.8% Diff = 56.3 p < 0.001 HomVEE = 3.79 Secondary
Percentage of desired services that were received Favorable Bridgeport, CT 12 months 117 families 91.2% 33.2% Diff = 58.0 p < 0.001 HomVEE = 3.93 Secondary
Percentage of desired services that were received, early education Favorable Bridgeport, CT 12 months 117 families 88% 26% Diff = 62 p < 0.001 HomVEE = 1.84 Secondary
Percentage of desired services that were received, adult education Favorable Bridgeport, CT 12 months 117 families 62% 9% Diff = 53 p < 0.001 HomVEE = 1.70 Secondary
Percentage of desired services that were received, adult mental health Favorable Bridgeport, CT 12 months 117 families 92% 7% Diff = 85 p < 0.001 HomVEE = 3.05 Secondary
Percentage of desired services that were received, concrete needs Favorable Bridgeport, CT 12 months 117 families 89% 16% Diff = 73 p < 0.001 HomVEE = 2.27 Secondary
Percentage of desired services that were received, family support Favorable Bridgeport, CT 12 months 117 families 83% 9% Diff = 74 p < 0.001 HomVEE = 2.36 Secondary
Percentage of desired services that were received, medical services Favorable Bridgeport, CT 12 months 117 families 98% 78% Diff = 20 p < 0.001 HomVEE = 1.59 Secondary
Percentage of desired services that were received, social services Favorable Bridgeport, CT 12 months 117 families 93% 56% Diff = 37 p < 0.001 HomVEE = 1.42 Secondary
Percentageof desired services that were received—child mental health Favorable Bridgeport, CT 12 months 117 families 93% 2% Diff = 91 p < 0.001 HomVEE = 3.93 Secondary
Show Study Outcome Measure Summary
Outcome Description of Measure Data Collection Method Properties of the Outcome Measure Outcome Type
Percentage of desired services received that were received, child development Percentage of families receiving desired child development services. Parent/caregiver report Not reported by the author Secondary
Percentage of desired services that were received Percentage of families whose wanted service needs were met. Parent/caregiver report Not reported by the author Secondary
Percentage of desired services that were received—child mental health Percentage of families receiving desired child mental health services. Parent/caregiver report Not reported by the author Secondary
Percentage of desired services that were received, early education Percentage of families receiving desired early education services. Parent/caregiver report Not reported by the author Secondary
Percentage of desired services that were received, adult education

Percentage of families receiving desired adult education services.

Parent/caregiver report Not reported by the author Secondary
Percentage of desired services that were received, adult mental health Percentage of families receiving desired adult mental health services. Parent/caregiver report Not reported by the author Secondary
Percentage of desired services that were received, concrete needs Percentage of families receiving assistance with their assessed concrete needs Parent/caregiver report Not reported Secondary
Percentage of desired services that were received, family support Percentage of families receiving desired famly support services. Parent/caregiver report Not reported by the author Secondary
Percentage of desired services that were received, medical services Percentage of families receiving desired medical services. Parent/caregiver report Not reported by the author Secondary
Percentage of desired services that were received, social services Percentage of families receiving desired social services. Parent/caregiver report Not reported by the author Secondary
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