Judith B. Van Ginkel

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an adaptation of standard cognitive-behavioral therapy, for 26 mothers with depression. All mothers were concurrently receiving home visitation services from either a Healthy Families America (HFA) or Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) agency. Pretreatment and posttreatment assessments were conducted using the Primary Care Evaluation of Mental Disorders(More)
Predictors of engagement in mothers receiving home visitation in the first year of service was examined. Early engagement was studied in three ways: (1) length of time active in the program during the first year of service (duration), (2) number of visits received (quantity), and (3) gaps in service between visits (consistency). Examined visits received in(More)
Research has demonstrated that low income mothers participating in home visitation programs have high rates of depression. This study used an open trial design to evaluate In-Home Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (IH-CBT), an evidence-based treatment for depression that is delivered in the home setting and has been adapted to address the needs of low income(More)
To demonstrate a generalizable approach for developing maternal-child health data resources using state administrative records and community-based program data. We used a probabilistic and deterministic linking strategy to join vital records, hospital discharge records, and home visiting data for a population-based cohort of at-risk, first time mothers(More)
Research on older children and high-resource families demonstrates that maternal improvement in depression often leads to parallel changes in parenting and child adjustment. It is unclear if this association extends to younger children and low-income mothers. This study examined if In-Home Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (IH-CBT), a treatment for depressed(More)
Home visiting (HV) is a strategy for delivering services designed to promote positive parenting and prevent exposure to toxic stress during a critical period of child development. Home visiting programs are voluntary and family engagement and retention in service can influence outcomes. Most participants receive less home visits and for a shorter time than(More)
Home visiting is an effective preventive intervention that can improve parenting outcomes for at-risk, new mothers, thereby optimizing subsequent child development. A history of maltreatment in childhood is common in mothers participating in home visiting, yet the extent to which such a history is related to parenting outcomes during home visiting is(More)
By applying proven models in user-interface design and training, we deployed a Web-based data collection and reporting system that has been enthusiastically embraced by users with limited computer equipment and skills. Social workers and nurses now submit forms paperlessly as they visit thousands of new mothers across seven counties. The value of the(More)
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