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Implementing Early Intervention Program for Adolescent Mothers

Meets DHHS criteria for an evidenced based model

Materials and Forms to Support Implementation

Last Updated

April 2013

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Operations Manuals

Protocols contained within standardized manuals guide implementation of EIP.

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Service Delivery Forms

No information is available.

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Assessment Tools

EIP uses multiple tools to assess maternal and infant well-being and screen for potential risks.

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Curriculum

Nurse home visitors implement all aspects of the model using standardized protocols to ensure uniformity. The EIP protocols are organized based on the nursing process and cover each of five content areas: health, sexuality and family planning, maternal role, life skills, and social support. Examples of worksheets used to facilitate learning and behavior change include “Psychological Aspects of Appetite and Food,” “Danger Signals During Pregnancy,” “Prenatal Rest, Exercise, and Activity,” and “I Want to Change.” Another worksheet (called “What Do I Do?”) is used when the mother needs help solving a problem. Protocols incorporate several teaching techniques, such as examining educational and vocational goals and options, completing problem-solving worksheets, letter writing, and reviewing individualized videotaped instruction and feedback (videotherapy). In addition, nurse home visitors role-model infant caretaking methods from the Neonatal Behavioral Scale for mothers, who then demonstrate the methods for their nurse home visitors and continue to practice after the visits using an assessment form called the Mother’s Assessment of the Behavior of Infant.

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Available Languages

EIP is available in English only.

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Fidelity Measurement

Fidelity of EIP is documented using prenatal and postpartum forms in which nurse home visitors record the components of care they provide. In addition, an on-site supervisor guides and monitors their implementation of study protocols. Monitoring by the program developers is also highly recommended.

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Fidelity Standards

No information is available.

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Notes

The information contained on this page was last updated in April 2013. In addition, the information contained in this profile was reviewed for accuracy by the developer from the University of California at Los Angeles, School of Nursing on April 9, 2013. HomVEE reserves the right to edit the profile for clarity and consistency.

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