• Applying an Outcomes Measurement Framework to Measure the Results of Prevention and Intervention Programs

      DePanfilis, Diane; Ting, Laura (2001-04-17)
      PowerPoint presentation at the Governor's 8th Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Baltimore, April 17, 2001. Discusses framework for defining, identifying, assessing, and measuring outcomes of programs.
    • Back to the Future: Measuring the Effects of Community Based Practice

      DePanfilis, Diane; Ernst, Joy Swanson; Glazer-Semmel, Esta M. (1999-12-01)
      PowerPoint presentation at the National Association for Family-Based Services 13th Annual Empowering Families Conference in Baltimore, Dec. 1-4, 1999. Highlights research from Family Connections, a community based program providing early intervention techniques to prevent child neglect in families at risk.
    • Child Neglect: Promising Strategies for Early Intervention

      DePanfilis, Diane; Glazer-Semmel, Esta M. (2002-05-29)
      PowerPoint presentation at the 10th Annual APSAC Colloquium, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 29-June 1, 2002; Overview of the Family Connections program promoting early intervention with families at risk for neglect.
    • Confirmatory factor analysis of the Neglect Scale in a low income sample

      Harrington, Donna; Zuravin, Susan J., 1944-; DePanfilis, Diane; Dubowitz, Howard; Ting, Laura (2001-07-22)
      "Purpose: To examine the reliability and validity of the Neglect Scale (Straus et al., 1995) when used with a low-income, inner-city sample"
    • The Effects of Housing on Childcare Adequacy: An Exploratory Analysis

      Ernst, Joy Swanson; Meyer, Megan; DePanfilis, Diane (2003-01-19)
      PowerPoint presentation at the 7th Annual Society for Social Work Research Conference, Washington, DC, January 19, 2003. Investigates the relationship between poor housing conditions and child neglect.
    • Engaging families as partners to reduce the risk of neglect

      DePanfilis, Diane (1998-03-20)
      PowerPoint presentation at the 14th National Symposium on Child Sexual Abuse, Huntsville, March 20, 1998. Highlights types of child neglect and intervention principles and models.
    • Evaluating Outcomes for At-risk Families Participating in The Family Tree’s Positive Parenting Program: A Retrospective Study - Interim Report

      Woodruff, Kristen (2009-02)
      The first phase of the retrospective evaluation of outcomes for families participating in the Positive Parenting Program utilized existing administrative data collected by The Family Tree (TFT) during the course of business. This study examines five protective factors (parenting knowledge and attitudes) and one risk factor (low self esteem) to determine whether change occurred after the PPP intervention, and to identify any group differences by the child’s placement status. Exploratory analysis was also conducted to identify group differences by referral source. (From Executive Summary)
    • Evaluating Outcomes for At-risk Families Participating in The Family Tree’s Positive Parenting Program: A Retrospective Study - Part II: Long Term Outcomes, Summary and Conclusions

      Woodruff, Kristen (2009-08)
      The Family Tree is Maryland’s largest private non-profit agency dedicated to strengthening families to prevent child abuse and neglect. As part of this effort, The Family Tree provides a group-based parenting skills training program targeting high-risk families, many who had an indicated report of child maltreatment. The evaluation utilized administrative data to 1) describe the characteristics of the high-risk families who participated in the group-based parent skills training program (PPP) in Baltimore City over a six year period (2002 to 2007); 2) evaluate the intermediate outcomes for families completing the program, including parenting knowledge and attitudes and self esteem; and 3) evaluate the longer-term outcomes including child safety, stability, and permanency for families who participated in the program, comparing those who completed the program with those who started but did not complete the program. The Final Report, or Part II of this evaluation presents the Long Term Outcomes, Summary and Conclusions. Results are also described in an Interim Report, and a summary PowerPoint presentation: The Positive Parenting Program - Exploration of the Impact of PPP on Intermediate and Long‐term Outcomes.
    • Family Connections

      Strieder, Frederick H.; Clarkson Freeman, Pamela A.; Talbot, Nancy G. (University of Maryland, Baltimore. School of Social Work, 2018-05-10)
    • Family Connections, Interview coordinator's manual: specifications for facilitating research interviews.

      DePanfilis, Diane; Ernst, Joy Swanson (1999-10)
      Interview coordinator's manual from the Family Connections program providing documentation for research protocols. Covers three types of interviews: Before intervention, at the close of intervention, and six months after the date of case closure.
    • Family Connections: preventing child neglect

      DePanfilis, Diane (2004-06-29)
      The purpose of this presentation is "To describe and report on the results of a community based prevention program that was designed to respond to the epidemiology of child maltreatment recurrences in Baltimore."
    • Helping Families Connect to Meet Their Children’s Needs

      Glazer-Semmel, Esta M.; DePanfilis, Diane; Farr, Michelle (1999-12-01)
      PowerPoint presentatoin at the National Association for Family-Based Services 13th Annual Empowering Families Conference, Baltimore, Dec. 1-4, 1999. Highlights the goals of the Family Connections community based program. Includes guiding principles, screening criteria, child neglect risk, caregiver risk, intervention strategies and outcomes.
    • Helping Families Connect to Meet Their Children’s Needs Today and Tomorrow

      DePanfilis, Diane; Glazer-Semmel, Esta M.; Camp, Winette (2000-02-28)
      PowerPoint presentation at the Black Administrators in Child Welfare Annual Conference, Washington, DC, February 28-29, 2000 (theme title: Successful Outcomes for African American Children and Families in the New Millenium: A Renewed Commitment); Highlights the Family Connections program in Baltimore, Maryland, a collaborative effort of the University of Maryland School of Social Work, the Baltimore City Department of Social Services, and other community agencies.
    • Helping Families Prevent Neglect: Final Report

      DePanfilis, Diane (2002-09-30)
      The Helping Families Prevent Child Neglect Project was a 5-year demonstration project implemented through collaboration between the University of Maryland School of Social Work, and University of Maryland School of Medicine, Pediatrics. The Helping Families Prevent Child Neglect Project offered home-based intervention to families at risk of neglect in order to test two premises: (1) treatment needs to be long-term and (2) parent groups enable needed connections and enhance parenting competency...
    • Identifying intervention strategies and meeting reasonable effort requirements

      DePanfilis, Diane (2001-07-31)
      PowerPoint presentation at the national symposium entitled, "Child Neglect: Promising Approaches to Achieve Safety, Permanency, and Well-Being" (Baltimore, MD; July 31-Aug. 2, 2001). Highlights principles for working with families to reduce risk of neglect including assisting with basic needs, community outreach, family assessment/tailored intervention, and cultural considerations.
    • Increasing protective factors and decreasing risk factors to achieve safety and well-being outcomes among families at risk for neglect

      DePanfilis, Diane; Dubowitz, Howard (2003-02-02)
      Presented at the 17th Annual San Diego Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment February 2-7, 2003. The purpose of this study is "to explore the relationship between length of service and outcomes of a five year federally funded demonstration project to help families prevent neglect."
    • Increasing safety and well-being of children: results of a selective prevention intervention

      DePanfilis, Diane; Dubowitz, Howard (2003-06-12)
      Presented at the Society for Prevention Research 11th Annual Meeting “Research to Policy”, Washington, DC, June 12th, 2003 – June 14th, 2003. The purpose of this study is "to explore the relationship between length of service and outcomes of a five year federally funded demonstration project to help families prevent neglect."
    • Increasing Social Support Through an Intensive Home Based Child Maltreatment Intervention Program

      Harrington, Donna; DePanfilis, Diane; Koverola, Catherine; Daining, Clara (2002-07-07)
      PowerPoint presentation at the International Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Denver, Colorado, July 7-10, 2002; Highlights research into early intervention techniques for reducing the risk of child neglect due to the risk factors of care-giver depression and low social support.
    • The Positive Parenting Program: Exploration of the Impact of PPP on Intermediate and Long‐term Outcomes

      Woodruff, Kristen (2009-10-02)
      This PowerPoint presentation is a summary of the results of the retrospective evaluation of the Positive Parenting Program. More details are available in the reports "Evaluating Outcomes for At‐risk Families Participating in The Family Tree’s Positive Parenting Program: A Retrospective Study - Interim Report (February 2009)" and "Evaluating Outcomes for At‐risk Families Participating in The Family Tree’s Positive Parenting Program: A Retrospective Study - Part II, Long Term Outcomes, Summary and Conclusions (August 2009)"