Implementing Early Intervention Program for Adolescent Mothers Meets HHS Criteria

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Model implementation summary last updated: 2019

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Materials and forms to support implementation

Operations manuals

Protocols contained within standardized manuals guided implementation of EIP.
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Service delivery forms

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Assessment tools

EIP used multiple tools to assess maternal and infant well-being and screen for potential risks.
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Curriculum

Nurse home visitors implemented all aspects of the model using standardized protocols to ensure uniformity. The EIP protocols were organized based on the nursing process and covered each of five content areas: (1) health, (2) sexuality and family planning, (3) maternal role, (4) life skills, and (5) social support. Examples of worksheets used to facilitate learning and behavior change included “Psychological Aspects of Appetite and Food,” “Danger Signals During Pregnancy,” “Prenatal Rest, Exercise, and Activity,” and “I Want to Change.” Another worksheet (called “What Do I Do?”) was used when the mother needed help solving a problem. Protocols incorporated several teaching techniques, such as examining educational and vocational goals and options, completing problem-solving worksheets, letter writing, and reviewing individualized videotaped instruction and feedback (videotherapy). In addition, nurse home visitors role-modeled infant caretaking methods from the Neonatal Behavioral Scale for mothers, who then demonstrated the methods for their nurse home visitors and continued to practice after the visits using an assessment form called the Mother’s Assessment of the Behavior of Infant.
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Available languages

EIP was available in English only.
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Fidelity measurement

Fidelity of EIP was documented using prenatal and postpartum forms in which nurse home visitors recorded the components of care they provided. In addition, an on-site supervisor guided and monitored their implementation of study protocols. Monitoring by the model developers was also highly recommended.
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Fidelity standards

No information was available.
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Implementation notes

The information contained on this page was last updated in October 2019. In addition, the information contained in this profile was reviewed for accuracy by the developer from the University of California at Los Angeles, School of Nursing in April 2013. HomVEE reserves the right to edit the profile for clarity and consistency.

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