The Resource Mothers Program was originally developed as part of a four-year grant awarded in 1980 to the Medical University of South Carolina by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The program is now implemented by a variety of public, private, and nonprofit health and social service organizations at the state and local levels.
Implementing Resource Mothers Program
Implementation support is not currently available for the model as reviewed.
Implementation last updated: 2010
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Prerequisites for implementation
During the initial demonstration project, the Resource Mothers Program had two primary staff positions: (1) Resource Mothers who worked with families, and (2) a social worker who supervised the Resource Mothers.
Staff education and experience
During the initial demonstration project, Resource Mothers were required to have a high school degree. Supervisors had degrees in social work. Resource Mothers were also required to complete training on the program.
During the initial demonstration project, a social worker supervised the Resource Mothers and provided biweekly individual patient reviews.
Staff ratio requirements
During the initial demonstration project, each Resource Mother had a caseload of about 30–35 teenagers, including both antepartum and postpartum patients.
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