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...
DePanfilis, Diane; Strieder, Frederick H. (2009-03)
Presentation at the 17th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect entitiled, Focusing on the Future: Strengthening Families and Communities, Atlanta, March 30–April 4, 2009. Highlights the process of designing and implementing preventive interventions for child neglect in families at risk.
Glazer-Semmel, Esta M.; Sullivan, Kathleen, L.G.S.W. (2002-04-25)
The University of Maryland, Baltimore - Center for Families, Family Connections Program evaluated the process and outcomes of implementing the Strengthening Multi-Ethnic Families and Communities: A Violence Prevention Parent Training Program (SMEFC) with families at risk of child neglect. Families resided in the West Baltimore Empowerment Zone that is comprised of distressed neighborhoods filled with high levels of crime, violence, and substance abuse...
PowerPoint presentation at the 13th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect (theme title: Faces of change: Embracing diverse cultures and alternative approaches), Albuquerque, NM, April 23-28, 2001. Highlights the services provided by 2 programs, Family Connections in Baltimore, MD, and Project Healthy Grandparents, in Fulton and DeKalb Counties, Georgia. Discusses caregiver and child risk factors, intervention philosophy and services, research methods, and targeted outcomes.
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."
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.
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.
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