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Implementing Resource Mothers Program

Implementation support is not currently available for the model as reviewed.

Prerequisites for Implementation

Last Updated

March 2010


Type of Implementing Agency

The Resource Mothers Program was originally developed as part of a four-year grant awarded in 1980 to the Medical University of South Carolina by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The program is now implemented by a variety of public, private, and nonprofit health and social service organizations at the state and local levels.


Staffing Requirements

During the initial demonstration project, the Resource Mothers Program had two primary staff positions: (1) Resource Mothers who worked with families, and (2) a social worker who supervised the Resource Mothers.


Staff Education and Experience

During the initial demonstration project, Resource Mothers were required to have a high school degree. Supervisors had degrees in social work. Resource Mothers were also required to complete training on the program.


Supervision Requirements

During the initial demonstration project, a social worker supervised the Resource Mothers and provided biweekly individual patient reviews.


Staff Ratio Requirements

During the initial demonstration project, each Resource Mother had a caseload of about 30–35 teenagers, including both antepartum and postpartum patients.


Data Systems/Technology Requirements

No information is available.



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