Early Intervention Program for Adolescent Mothers
Implementation support is not currently available for the model as reviewed.
Model effectiveness research report last updated: 2011
Evidence of model effectiveness
|Title||General population||Tribal population||Domains with favorable effects|
|Early Intervention Program for Adolescent Mothers||Meets HHS criteria||Does not meet HHS criteria for tribal population because the model has not been evaluated with a tribal population.||
The Early Intervention Program (EIP) for Adolescent Mothers was designed to help young mothers gain social competence and achieve model objectives by teaching self-management skills, techniques for coping with stress and depression, and skills to communicate effectively with partners, family, peers, and social agencies. The model served pregnant Latina and African American adolescents who were referred to the county health department or another health services agency for nursing care. EIP included 17 home visits from mid-pregnancy through the child’s first year of life. During home visits, public health nurses used a variety of teaching methods to cover five main content areas: (1) health, (2) sexuality and family planning, (3) maternal role, (4) life skills, and (5) social support systems.