Resource Mothers Program
Implementation support is not currently available for the model as reviewed.
Last updated: 2011
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 because there are no high- or moderate-rated effectiveness studies of the model.
The Resource Mothers Program provides education and social support for at-risk pregnant teens, emphasizing the parent’s ability to affect the child’s development. Services are delivered through regular home visits by trained Resource Mothers, who are successful parents drawn from the local community. The Resource Mothers are intended to fulfill many roles, including teacher, role model, and facilitator. They also may provide transportation to mother and child health visits. The home visits begin during pregnancy and continue during the infant’s first year of life. For more information, please read the Model Overview.
Extent of evidence
Criteria established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Notes: If the model does not meet criterion 3 but meets criteria 1 and 2 based on findings from subgroups, the impacts must be replicated in the same domain in two or more studies using non-overlapping analytic study samples. HomVEE assesses and reports criteria 4 and 5 for all models that have well-designed research, but meeting those two criteria is only required of models for which all findings are from randomized controlled trials. Please read the HHS criteria for evidence-based models for more information.