A Program Evaluation of the Nurse-Family Partnership: How Therapeutic Relationships Foster Resiliency in First-Time Mothers




Lesly Sibrian

Brief Type



  • Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP)


Teenage pregnancy, planned or unplanned, can result in increased stressors for adolescent mothers. Such experiences can include but are not limited to lack of support, exclusion from social environments, and lack of access to resources. Programs such as the Nurse-Family Partnership provides first-time mothers with services that positively influence their families’ lives and promotes resiliency. The purpose of this project was to evaluate the Nurse-Family Partnership program utilizing the logic model. The objective of the evaluation was to examine the program’s in-home visiting practice by analyzing reports of the mothers and NFP nurses to explore the relationship between them. The methodology consisted of a literature review of existing research, public testimonials from nurses and mothers, and a program evaluation of the NFP program using the logic model. The results found that activities of the NFP are consistent with the activities that promote a therapeutic relationship and foster resiliency in first-time mothers. (author abstract)

Data Collection Methods

  • Record and document reviews



For More Information

Sibrian, L. (2022). A program evaluation of the Nurse-Family Partnership: How therapeutic relationships foster resiliency in first-time mothers. [Master's thesis, California State University]. https://scholarworks.csun.edu/bitstream/handle/10211.3/223185/Sibrian-Lesly-thesis-2022.pdf?sequence=1


  • Participant, Family, and Program Outcomes