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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156336
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Effects of an Early Intervention Program on Three High-Risk Communities
Abstract:
The Effects of an Early Intervention Program on Three High-Risk Communities
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Hughes, Jean, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Dalhousie University
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Elizabeth Raining Bird, PhD and Denise Sommerfeld
[Research Presentation] There is little debate that conventional health care systems generally do a poor job of reaching out and engaging high-risk families in services. This presentation discusses GROWING TOGETHER, an early intervention, population-based model. It comprises a comprehensive array of programs and services that target high-risk families with young children (0-6 years) living in three high-needs communities (population - 22000/community) in Eastern Canada. Two sites are within urban cities (Toronto - 2.5M; Halifax Regional Municipality - 350,000) and the third site is located a rural community (Cape Breton 109,000). One site is highly multicultural, while two sites are largely Eurocentric. GROWING TOGETHER is grounded in an ecological model of family and community development. It is designed to: 1) promote healthy infant and child development, 2) prevent future problems in both parents and children, and 3) intervene early in situations where the development of an infant or child is at risk. áThe discussion will examine the longitudinal effects of GROWING TOGETHER (from birth to 18 months) on the parent (parenting and childrearing attitude, parenting confidence, childhood literacy experiences, community functional capacity, depression), the infant/child (healthy development - physical, psychological, emotional, social, cognitive, speech/language and literacy), parent-child interaction and the family environment (home, chronic family problems). It will determine which factors (parent, child, environment) are most critical to parent-child interaction. It will also compare patterns of health service use (tracked throughout the community via linkable administrative databases within the publicly funded health care system) at Baseline and at 18-months. The health service patterns will be compared (a) among GROWING TOGETHER families and (b) between GROWING TOGETHER families and all other families within the GROWING TOGETHER catchment areas of two sites. Finally, the relationship between health service use and use of GROWING TOGETHER programs and services will be discussed.á
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Effects of an Early Intervention Program on Three High-Risk Communitiesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156336-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Effects of an Early Intervention Program on Three High-Risk Communities</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hughes, Jean, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Dalhousie University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jean.hughes@dal.ca</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Elizabeth Raining Bird, PhD and Denise Sommerfeld</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] There is little debate that conventional health care systems generally do a poor job of reaching out and engaging high-risk families in services. This presentation discusses GROWING TOGETHER, an early intervention, population-based model. It comprises a comprehensive array of programs and services that target high-risk families with young children (0-6 years) living in three high-needs communities (population - 22000/community) in Eastern Canada. Two sites are within urban cities (Toronto - 2.5M; Halifax Regional Municipality - 350,000) and the third site is located a rural community (Cape Breton 109,000). One site is highly multicultural, while two sites are largely Eurocentric. GROWING TOGETHER is grounded in an ecological model of family and community development. It is designed to: 1) promote healthy infant and child development, 2) prevent future problems in both parents and children, and 3) intervene early in situations where the development of an infant or child is at risk. &aacute;The discussion will examine the longitudinal effects of GROWING TOGETHER (from birth to 18 months) on the parent (parenting and childrearing attitude, parenting confidence, childhood literacy experiences, community functional capacity, depression), the infant/child (healthy development - physical, psychological, emotional, social, cognitive, speech/language and literacy), parent-child interaction and the family environment (home, chronic family problems). It will determine which factors (parent, child, environment) are most critical to parent-child interaction. It will also compare patterns of health service use (tracked throughout the community via linkable administrative databases within the publicly funded health care system) at Baseline and at 18-months. The health service patterns will be compared (a) among GROWING TOGETHER families and (b) between GROWING TOGETHER families and all other families within the GROWING TOGETHER catchment areas of two sites. Finally, the relationship between health service use and use of GROWING TOGETHER programs and services will be discussed.&aacute;</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:40:59Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:40:59Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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