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Minding the Baby®

Meets DHHS criteria for an evidenced based model

Last Updated: November 2014

In Brief for Reductions in Child Maltreatment Outcomes

Impact Studies Rated Moderate


Sadler, L. S., Slade, A., Close, N., Webb, D. L., Simpson, T., Fennie, K., & Mayes, L. C. (2013). Minding the Baby: Enhancing reflectiveness to improve early health and relationship outcomes in an interdisciplinary home-visiting program. Infant Mental Health Journal, 34(5), 391-405.
Additional Source:

Sadler, L. S., Slade, A., Close, N., & Mayes, L. (2011). Minding the Baby: A mentalization-based parenting program for young families. (Presentation slides).

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
Child abuse / maltreatment - open cases with CPS -24 months No Effect Minding the Baby pilot - 24 months 12 months 75 mothers Mean = 0% Mean = 5% MD = -5.0% p = 0.1 Not reported Primary
Show Study Outcome Measure Summary
Outcome Description of Measure Data Collection Method Properties of the Outcome Measure Outcome Type
Child abuse / maltreatment - open cases with CPS - 24 months Frequency of open child protective services cases Infant's pediatric health record and mother report Not applicable Primary
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