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Barone, V. J., Greene, B. F., & Lutzker, J. R. (1986). Home safety with families being treated for child abuse and neglect. Behavior Modification, 10(1), 93.

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Study design details
Rating Design Attrition Baseline equivalence Compromised randomization Confounding factors Valid, reliable measure(s)
Moderate Single-case design Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not assessed in manuscripts reviewed before 2021


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This study examines an enhancement to Project 12-Ways

Study characteristics
Study participants The families who participated were receiving services from Project 12-Ways, which has a contract with the State of Illinois Child Protective Services Agency to provide a range of services, including home accident prevention services.
Setting Rural southern Illinois.
Intervention services The intervention implemented in this study was a Home Safety Education Package. An audio slide-show presented information on five categories in a fixed order: (1) poisoning by solids and liquids; (2) suffocation by mechanical objects; (3) fire and electrical hazards; (4) suffocation by ingested objects; and (5) firearms. Each category was presented twice. Category 4 was only introduced to the family if the child was crawling, and category 5 was presented only if firearms or ammunition was recorded at baseline. Following the audio slide-show presentation, safety accessories for the category and the review manual for the category were provided. Families also received self-feedback stickers that parents could place on storage areas that were accessible to their children.
Comparison conditions The comparison condition was the baseline observations period (Home safety education was not provided to families during this time).
Subgroups examined This field lists subgroups examined in the manuscript (even if they were not replicated in other samples and not reported on the summary page for this model’s report).
Subgroups are not listed for manuscripts reviewed before 2021.
Staff characteristics and training The intervention was designed so it could be implemented by any counselor or state agent responsible for working with the complex problems of families with a history of abuse and neglect.
Funding sources Not specified.
Author affiliation John R. Lutzker, a study author, is a developer of this model.
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed status is not listed for manuscripts reviewed before 2021.

Findings details

Positive parenting practices
Rating Outcome measure Effect Sample Timing of follow-up Sample size Intervention group Comparison group Group difference Effect size Statistical significance Notes
Moderate Total Number of Hazardous Items
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
Project 12-Ways 2-3 weeks 3 families Not applicable Not applicable Not reported Not applicable Not applicable

Outcome measure summary

Positive parenting practices
Outcome measure Description of measure Data collection method Properties of measure

Total Number of Hazardous Items

The Home Accident Prevention Inventory, a home assessment protocol to record the accessibility of hazardous items in the home, was used to record the number of hazardous items accessible to the target children. Five categories of hazards were included: (1) poisoning by solids and liquids, (2) suffocation by mechanical objects, (3) fire and electrical, (4) suffocation by ingested objects, and (5) firearms.


Rates of inter-observer agreement across hazard categories ranged from 77 to 100 percent.