Home Visiting Programs Effects On Prevention Of Rapid Repeat Births And Child Maltreatment

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Home Visiting Programs Effects on Prevention of Rapid Repeat Births and Child Maltreatment
Rapid Repeat Births (RRBs) and Teen Repeat Births (TRB) are one of the main concerns home visiting programs focus on (Ownbey, Ownbey & Cullen, 2011). Previous research has concluded that RRBs in teens or adults have many negative side effects on the mother and the children. Research has shown that mothers who have another child within three years of their previous child were more likely to be emotionally and physically distant from their first child (Ownbey, Ownbey & Cullen, 2011). When RRBs occur children who are already in the home are more likely to suffer from injury and illness than children who have greater space between siblings in the home.
Mark and Jeannie Owenby and Joseph Cullen conducted a research study from 1999-2011 consisting of 381 at-risk mothers (also based from the HFA model). The participants were divided into a treatment group of 140 mothers and a comparison group of 241 mothers (Ownbey, Ownbey & Cullen, 2011). The participants were brought in the program from 1999-2007, then received services until the study concluded in 2011. The treatment group received home visitation services while the comparison group received other resources and services outside of home visits. Researchers concluded that the mothers who received early intervention home visitation services were significantly less likely to have a RRB and TRB were almost eliminated entirely (Ownbey, Ownbey &…

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