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Child Parent Enrichment Project (CPEP)

In Brief

Last Updated

October 2012

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Evidence of Program Model Effectiveness

This program model does not meet the criteria established by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for an “evidence-based early childhood home visiting service delivery model” for the general population or for tribal populations.

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Program Model Description

The Child Parent Enrichment Project (CPEP) targeted pregnant mothers at risk for child abuse and aimed to reduce child abuse by alleviating the stressors that can contribute to child abuse and promote good parenting. Services consisted of home visits with paraprofessional parenting consultants twice per month for six months. During home visits, consultants and parents discussed tasks associated with the mother’s goals for caring for herself and her child. Tasks could be completed during or between home visits, and in the parent’s home or within the community. Tasks were completed by parents alone, led by consultants, or completed jointly by parents and consultants. Typical tasks included preparing one clean room for the baby (parent alone), modeling positive parenting skills (consultant-led), and repairing an appliance together (joint). For more information, please read the Program Model Overview.

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Extent of Evidence

Results of Search and ReviewNumber of Studies
Released from 1979 to 2011 4
Eligible for review 2
     Rated high 0
     Rated moderate 1
     Rated low 0
     Additional sourcesa 1

aAdditional sources overlap with another study and are not rated.

For more information, see the study database. For more information on the criteria used to determine the study ratings, please read Producing Study Ratings.

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Summary of Findings



Outcomes Primary Outcome Measures Secondary Outcome Measures
Child Development and School Readiness

Favorable: 1
No effect: 2
Unfavorable or ambiguous: 0

Favorable: 0
No effect: 0
Unfavorable or ambiguous: 0

Child Health

Favorable: 0
No effect: 0
Unfavorable or ambiguous: 0

Favorable: 0
No effect: 4
Unfavorable or ambiguous: 0

Family Economic Self-Sufficiency Not measured Not measured
Linkages and Referrals Not measured Not measured
Maternal Health

Favorable: 0
No effect: 0
Unfavorable or ambiguous: 0

Favorable: 1
No effect: 6
Unfavorable or ambiguous: 0

Positive Parenting Practices Not measured Not measured
Reductions in Child Maltreatment

Favorable: 0
No effect: 0
Unfavorable or ambiguous: 0

Favorable: 0
No effect: 1
Unfavorable or ambiguous: 0

Reductions in Juvenile Delinquency, Family Violence, and Crime Not measured Not measured

Please read Describing Effects for more information on these categories. Only results from studies that meet the standards for the high or moderate ratings are included above.

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Criteria Established by the Department of Health and Human Services

Information Based on Comprehensive Review of All High- and Moderate-Impact Studies for this Model
High- or moderate-quality impact study? Yes
Across high- or moderate-quality studies, favorable impacts in…
 
   at least two outcome domains within one sample
 
   OR
 
   the same domain for at least two non-overlapping samples?
Yes
Favorable impacts on full sample? Yes
Any favorable impacts on outcome measures sustained at least 12 months after program enrollment?a No
One or more favorable, statistically significant impact reported in a peer-reviewed journal?a Yes

aThis information is reported for all program models, but the requirements for sustained findings and inclusion in a peer-reviewed journal only apply to models for which all findings are from randomized controlled trials.

Please read the DHHS Criteria for Evidence-Based Program Models for more information.

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