Entries in this row combine information across all versions of SafeCare. Only SafeCare Augmented meets HHS criteria for an evidence-based home visiting model. For SafeCare itself, there are no manuscripts about high- or moderate-quality impact studies. Some other versions of SafeCare have at least one such manuscript. Planned Activities Training (a SafeCare module) and Cellular Phone Enhanced Planned Activities Training (a SafeCare module with an add-on) show evidence of effectiveness.

Model effectiveness research report last updated: 2018

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Family economic self-sufficiency

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SafeCare Augmented
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Outcome measure Effect Follow-up timing Sample Sample size Intervention group Comparison group Group difference Effect size Statistical significance
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
10 months Rural Southwest 105 families Mean = 136.00 Mean = 138.60 Mean difference = -2.60 HomeVEE calculated = -0.11 Not statistically significant, p ≥ 0.05
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
17 months Rural Southwest 105 families Mean = 149.70 Mean = 141.20 Mean difference = 8.50 HomeVEE calculated = 0.40 Not statistically significant, p ≥ 0.05
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The Family Resource Scale ÔÇôRevised (FRS-R) is a 30-item instrument designed to measure the adequacy of resources in households with children. The instrument includes seven scales: income, childcare, communication/employment, intrafamily support, physical shelter, nutrition/protection, health/necessities, and growth/social support.

Parent/caregiver report

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