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Child First

Meets DHHS criteria for an evidenced based model

Last Updated: July 2011

In Brief for Reductions in Child Maltreatment 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
Family involvement with CPS No Effect Bridgeport, CT 6 months 157 families Not available Not available OR = 1.7, CI = 0.7-3.9 p > 0.05 Not available Primary
Family involvement with CPS No Effect Bridgeport, CT 12 months 157 families Not available Not available OR = 1.7, CI = 0.7-3.9 p > 0.05 Not available Primary
Family involvement with CPS Favorable Bridgeport, CT 36 months 157 families Not available Not available OR = 2.1, CI = 1.0-4.41 p < 0.05 Not available Primary

1 Odds ratio includes 1.0 within 95 percent confidence interval, but authors report that it is significant.

Show Study Outcome Measure Summary
Outcome Description of Measure Data Collection Method Properties of the Outcome Measure Outcome Type
Family involvement with CPS Percentage of parents with CPS involvement at any time from baseline to 3 years post baseline. Parent/caregiver report and review of CPS records Not applicable Primary
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