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Yes (SafeCare Augmented only) <p><em>A SafeCare module, Planned Activities Training, and a module with an add-on, Cellular Phone Enhanced Planned Activities Training, also show evidence of effectiveness.</em></p>

Last Updated: July 2018

Effects Shown in Research & Outcome Measure Details for Reductions in Child Maltreatment Outcomes

Impact Studies Rated High


Silovsky, J. F., Bard, D., Chaffin, M., Hecht, D., Burris, L., Owora, A., Beasley, L., Doughty, D., & Lutzker, J. (2011). Prevention of child maltreatment in high-risk rural families: A randomized clinical trial with child welfare outcomes. Children and Youth Services Review, 33, 1435-1444.
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Results for SafeCare Augmented.
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Outcome Effect Sample Timing of Follow-Up Sample Size Program Group Comparison Group Mean Difference or Odds Ratio
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Statistical Significance
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Effect Size
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Outcome Type
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CAPI No Effect Rural Southwest 10 months 105 families Mean = 166.5 (SD = 105.0) Mean = 170.8 (SD = 109.3) MD = -4.3 Not statistically significant, p > 0.05 HomVEE = -0.04 Primary
CAPI No Effect Rural Southwest 17 months 105 families Mean = 168.6 (SD= 107.2) Mean = 128.3 (SD = 103.3) MD = 40.3 Not statistically significant, p > 0.05 HomVEE = 0.38 Primary
CTS-PC, nonviolent discipline No Effect Rural Southwest 17 months 105 families Mean = 52.0 (SD= 26.2) Mean = 51.6 (SD = 32.6) MD = 0.4 Not statistically significant, p > 0.05 HomVEE = 0.01 Secondary
CTS-PC, nonviolent discipline Favorable Rural Southwest 10 months 105 families Mean = 55.2 (SD = 29.3) Mean = 50.5 (SD = 30.5) MD = 4.7 Statistically significant, p < 0.05 HomVEE = 0.16 Secondary
CTS-PC, physical assault No Effect Rural Southwest 10 months 105 families Not reported Not reported Not reported Not statistically significant, p > 0.05 Not available Secondary
CTS-PC, physical assault No Effect Rural Southwest 17 months 105 families Not reported Not reported Not reported Not statistically significant, p > 0.05 Not available Secondary
CTS-PC, psychological aggression No Effect Rural Southwest 10 months 105 families Not reported Not reported Not reported Not statistically significant, p > 0.05 Not available Secondary
CTS-PC, psychological aggression No Effect Rural Southwest 17 months 105 families Not reported Not reported Not reported Not statistically significant, p > 0.05 Not available Secondary
Post-enrollment referral to child welfare where child was removed from the home No Effect Rural Southwest 716 days 105 families Not reported Not reported Not reported Not statistically significant, p > 0.05 Not available Primary
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Outcome Description of Measure Data Collection Method Properties of the Outcome Measure Outcome Type
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CAPI The Child Abuse Potential Inventory (CAPI)is a 160-item questionnaire in agree/disagree format developed to estimate child abuse risk. Parent/caregiver report  Not reported by author Primary
CTS-PC The Conflict TacticsScale-ParentChild (CTS-PC) assesses neglectful, psychologically aggressive, and abusive parenting behaviors and acts. The authors used the subscales for nonviolent discipline, psychological aggression, and physical assault. Four items comprising the assault subscale were not used because of abuse reporting concerns. Parent/caregiver report Not reported by author Secondary
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