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Home Visiting Program Reduces Behavioral Risks in American Indian Teen Mothers and Their Infants

Barlow, A., & Mullany, B. (2013).  Effect of a Paraprofessional Home-Visiting Intervention on American Indian Teen Mothers' and Infants' Behavioral Risks: A Randomized Controlled Trial.  The American Journal of Psychiatry, 170(1), 83-93.

American Journal of Psychiatry
Date Published: 
January, 2013

Findings from the National Institute on Drug Abuse suggest that the Family Spirit home visiting program helps reduce maternal and early childhood behavioral problems, potentially promoting the long-term public health of under-resourced reservation communities.  Delivered by trained Native paraprofessionals, the Family Spirit program includes lessons on parenting, maternal drug abuse and prevention, and life skills. 

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