Child Parent Enrichment Project (CPEP)
Model effectiveness research report last updated: 2012
Evidence of model effectiveness
This model does not meet the criteria established by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for an “evidence-based early childhood home visiting service delivery model” for the general population or for tribal populations because the findings from high- or moderate-rated effectiveness studies of the model do not meet all required criteria.
The Child Parent Enrichment Project (CPEP) targeted pregnant mothers at risk for child abuse and aimed to reduce child abuse by alleviating the stressors that can contribute to child abuse and promote good parenting. Services consisted of home visits with paraprofessional parenting consultants twice per month for six months. During home visits, consultants and parents discussed tasks associated with the mother’s goals for caring for herself and her child. Tasks could be completed during or between home visits, and in the parent’s home or within the community. Tasks were completed by parents alone, led by consultants, or completed jointly by parents and consultants. Typical tasks included preparing one clean room for the baby (parent alone), modeling positive parenting skills (consultant-led), and repairing an appliance together (joint). For more information, please read the Model Overview.