Training to Support Implementation

Requirements for Program Certification

CPEP was developed as a pilot program and did not require approval or certification to operate.

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Pre-Service Staff Training

Paraprofessional parenting consultants underwent more than 100 hours of training that covered the perinatal period, community resources, child abuse and child abuse reporting, and team building. Training also included the basics of implementing a task-centered service approach, in which consultants focused on identifying goals to improve parental self-care and child care and enhancing parents’ ability to identify and complete tasks to meet their goals. Certification was not required.

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In-Service Staff Training

No information is available.

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Training Materials

A training manual was developed for CPEP but is no longer available.

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Qualified Trainers

Training was provided by the developer.

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Technical Assistance

Technical assistance was provided by the developer.

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Implementation Notes

The information contained on this page was last updated in April 2012. In addition, the information contained in this profile was reviewed for accuracy by Dr. Barth on April 27, 2012. HomVEE reserves the right to edit the profile for clarity and consistency.

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Estimated Costs of Implementation

Average Cost per Family

No information is available about the average costs per family.

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Labor Costs

No information is available about the costs associated with staffing.

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Purchase of Model or Operating License

No information is available about the costs of operating the program.

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Materials and Forms

No information is available about the costs of materials and forms.

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Training and Technical Assistance

No information is available about the costs of training and technical assistance.

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Infrastructure

No information is available about the costs of data systems used to support implementation.

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Recruitment and Retention

No information is available about the costs of recruiting and retaining families.

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Implementation Notes

The information contained on this page was last updated in April 2012. In addition, the information contained in this profile was reviewed for accuracy by Dr. Barth on April 27, 2012. HomVEE reserves the right to edit the profile for clarity and consistency.

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More Information About the Model

Where to Find Out More

Richard P. Barth, Ph.D., M.S.W.
University of Maryland, School of Social Work
Phone: (410) 706-7794
Email: rbarth@ssw.umaryland.edu

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Prerequisites for Implementation

Type of Implementing Agency

CPEP was provided by a nonprofit community-based organization in Contra Costa County, CA.

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Staffing Requirements

Public health, education, or social service professionals referred clients to CPEP after assessing clients during routine meetings to determine whether their circumstances might be risk factors for child abuse. Paraprofessional parenting consultants delivered the program components. Parenting consultants were paired with parents from the same geographic community and of the same racial/ethnic background. No information is available regarding supervisor or coordinator roles.

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Staff Education and Experience

CPEP used paraprofessional parenting consultants who either were mothers or had significant infant caregiving responsibilities. No information is available regarding the minimum education requirements for the parenting consultants or minimum education or experience requirements for other staff.

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Supervision Requirements

Parenting consultants were primarily supervised as a group, with consultation provided as needed.

No information about the ratio of supervisors to home visitors is available.

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Staff Ratio Requirements

Parenting consultants each carried a caseload of about 10 families and worked 20 hours per week.

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Data Systems/Technology Requirements

No information is available.

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Implementation Notes

The information contained on this page was last updated in April 2012. In addition, the information contained in this profile was reviewed for accuracy by Dr. Barth on April 27, 2012. HomVEE reserves the right to edit the profile for clarity and consistency.

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Implementation Experiences

Summary of Sources

Information on implementation experiences is only reported for models that meet the HHS criteria for an evidence-based model. Child Parent Enrichment Project (CPEP) has not met the criteria. As a result, HomVEE does not report information in this section.

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Materials and Forms to Support Implementation

Operations Manuals

No information is available.

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Service Delivery Forms

Public health, education, or social service professionals used a nine-item risk factor checklist when screening clients for CPEP. Parenting consultants and parents used task sheets to serve as prompts and to record tasks that they performed.

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Assessment Tools

In assessing clients for referral to CPEP, community professionals used a nine-item risk factor checklist that included underuse of needed community services; a criminal or mental illness record; mother previously suspected of abuse; low self-esteem; chaotic lifestyle; lack of social support from father or family; low intelligence or poor health of mother; unplanned or unwanted pregnancy; and previous or ongoing abuse of mother.

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Curriculum

No information is available.

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Available Languages

No information is available.

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Fidelity Measurement

To ensure consistent service delivery, parenting consultants were primarily supervised as a group.

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Fidelity Standards

No information is available.

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Implementation Notes

The information contained on this page was last updated in April 2012. In addition, the information contained in this profile was reviewed for accuracy by Dr. Barth on April 27, 2012. HomVEE reserves the right to edit the profile for clarity and consistency.

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Model Overview

Implementation Support

Child Parent Enrichment Project (CPEP) was developed as a child abuse-prevention pilot program by Richard Barth at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Social Welfare and offered through a nonprofit community-based organization. Implementation support was available through the developer.

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Theoretical Model

CPEP was based on the theory that enhancing mother-child relationships, social and material support, goal setting, and problem solving can reduce the risk of child abuse. Positive mother-child relationships were seen as a byproduct of a healthy pregnancy and labor, an overall feeling of wanting the child, and knowing that caring for the child will be manageable. Having the emotional, informational, and material resources that often accompany a social support network were thought to lessen the risk of child maltreatment. The ability to set goals and solve problems could help parents manage the difficulties of infant caregiving. Implementation of CPEP was based on a task-centered approach in which parents identified and completed tasks to achieve their goals.

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Target Population

CPEP targeted pregnant women at risk for child abuse. Mothers were eligible for referral to the program if they exhibited two or more risk factors on a nine-item checklist, although community professionals had considerable discretion when making referrals. The checklist included underuse of needed community services; a criminal or mental illness record; mother previously suspected of abuse; low self-esteem; chaotic lifestyle; lack of social support from father or family; low intelligence or poor health of mother; unplanned or unwanted pregnancy; and previous or ongoing abuse of mother.

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Targeted Outcomes

CPEP aimed to reduce the stressors that can contribute to child abuse, promote good parenting, and ultimately reduce child abuse.

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Model Components

CPEP services consisted of home visits with paraprofessional parenting consultants. During home visits, consultants and parents discussed tasks associated with the parent’s goals for caring for herself and the child and recorded tasks that had been performed. Tasks could be completed during or between home visits, and in the parent’s home or within the community. There were three types of tasks: parent-focused, consultant-focused, and shared. Parent-focused tasks were completed by the parents alone and could include preparing one clean room for the baby to come home to; visiting a thrift shop to obtain a crib; visiting the labor room; and using a respite care program one-half day per week after the child is born. Tasks led by parenting consultants, either during or between visits, included modeling positive parenting and home care skills; advocating on a client’s behalf; and discussing the care of a colicky baby. Typical joint tasks were driving together to a church to pick up food and repairing an appliance together.

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Model Intensity and Length

Home visits occurred approximately twice per month over a six-month period.

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Location

CPEP was implemented in Contra Costa County, California.

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Adaptations and Enhancements

No adaptations or enhancements were made to CPEP.

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Implementation Notes

The information contained on this page was last updated in April 2012. In addition, the information contained in this profile was reviewed for accuracy by Dr. Barth on April 27, 2012. HomVEE reserves the right to edit the profile for clarity and consistency.

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