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Child Parent Enrichment Project (CPEP)

Last Updated: October 2012

In Brief for Child Health Outcomes

Impact Studies Rated Moderate


Barth, R. P. (1991). An experimental evaluation of in-home child abuse prevention services. Child Abuse and Neglect: The International Journal, 15(4), 363-75.
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Barth, R. P., Hacking, S., & Ash, J. R. (1988). Preventing child abuse: An experimental evaluation of the Child Parent Enrichment Project. Journal of Primary Prevention, 8(4), 201-217.

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
Baby care (child welfare) No Effect Reassigned sample 6 months 191 mothers Unadjusted mean = 7.43 Unadjusted mean = 7.09 MD= 0.34 Not statistically significant, p > 0.05 HomVEE = 0.09 Secondary
Birthweight (grams) No Effect Reassigned sample 6 months 191 mothers Unadjusted mean = 3,396 Unadjusted mean = 3,255 MD= 141 Not statistically significant, p > 0.05 HomVEE = 0.21 Secondary
Emergency (child welfare) No Effect Reassigned sample 6 months 191 mothers Unadjusted mean = 1.44 Unadjusted mean = 1.44 MD= 0.00 Not statistically significant, p > 0.05 HomVEE = 0.001 Secondary
Health (child welfare) No Effect Reassigned sample 6 months 191 mothers Unadjusted mean = 5.62 Unadjusted mean = 5.43 MD= 0.19 Not statistically significant, p > 0.05 HomVEE = 0.061 Secondary

1 High score equals unfavorable.

Show Study Outcome Measure Summary
Outcome Description of Measure Data Collection Method Properties of the Outcome Measure Outcome Type
Baby care (child welfare) The number of doctors visits for well baby care and vaccinations. Parent/caregiver report Not applicable Secondary
Birthweight (grams) The infant’s reported birth weight in grams. Parent/caregiver report Not applicable Secondary
Emergency (child welfare) The number of times an infant was taken to the emergency department. Parent/caregiver report Not applicable Secondary
Need care (child welfare) The number of mothers whose child was removed from her care by a police office or social worker or was cared for by a neighbor as a result of the mother's neglect. Parent/caregiver report Not applicable Secondary
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