Mothers’ Advocates in the Community (MOSAIC)

Last updated: May 2013

In Brief

Evidence of Model Effectiveness

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

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Model Description

Implemented in Australia, Mothers’ Advocates in the Community (MOSAIC) aimed to reduce intimate partner violence (IPV) and depression and improve mothers’ health, well-being, and attachment to their children. It targeted women who were pregnant or had a child age 5 or younger and reported experiencing IPV or psychosocial distress. The program included 12 months of weekly home visits and regular telephone calls with nonprofessional peer mothers, known as mentor mothers. Mentor mothers provided safety and self-care strategies, parenting support, and information and referrals for community resources (including family violence services). For more information, please read the Model Overview.

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Extent of Evidence

Results of Research and Review
Number of studies
Eligible for review
1
Rated high
0
Rated moderate
0
Rated low
1
Additional source1
0

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

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?
No
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?
NA
Favorable impacts on full sample?
NA
Any favorable impacts on outcome measures sustained at least 12 months after model enrollment?1
NA
One or more favorable, statistically significant impact reported in a peer-reviewed journal?1
NA

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

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