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Early Start (New Zealand)

Meets DHHS criteria for an evidenced based model

Last Updated: July 2014

Effects Shown in Research & Outcome Measure Details for Reductions in Juvenile Delinquency, Family Violence, and Crime Outcomes

Impact Studies Rated Moderate


Fergusson, D. M., Horwood, L. J., Grant, H., & Ridder, E. M. (2005). Early start evaluation report. Christchurch, NZ: Early Start Project Ltd.
Additional Sources:

Fergusson, D. M., Grant, H., Horwood, L. J., & Ridder, E. M. (2005). Randomized trial of the Early Start program of home visitation. Pediatrics, 116(6), e803-e809.

Fergusson, D. M., Grant, H., Horwood, L. J., & Ridder, E. M. (2006). Randomized trial of the Early Start program of home visitation: Parent and family outcomes. Pediatrics, 117(3), 781-786. doi:10.1542/peds.2005-1517

Results for full sample
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Outcome Effect Sample Timing of Follow-Up Sample Size Program Group Comparison Group Mean Difference or Odds Ratio
Statistical Significance
Effect Size
Outcome Type
Percent mother assaulted by any partner No Effect Christchurch sample 36 months 388 families 26.4% 22.3% -4.11 Not statistically significant, p > 0.05 Study-reported = -0.10 Primary

1 High score equals unfavorable.

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