Title

The Association of Participant Characteristics and Service Delivery With Program Completion Rates for SafeCare in Georgia

Date

2015

Author(s)

Malinda Bolt

Type of Product

Dissertation

Model(s)

  • SafeCare/SafeCare Augmented

Description

Child maltreatment affects millions of children annually, and evidence-based home visiting
programs, such as SafeCare®, help increase parenting skills and, ultimately, the well-being of
children. Although effective at reducing maltreatment when participants complete services,
high attrition rates in home visiting services may reduce this effectiveness. Using a sample of all
clients receiving SafeCare services in Georgia (n=93) from October 2013 to February 2015, we
evaluated individual characteristics, information seeking behaviors, and programmatic factors
in order to understand the relationships, if any, with participant program completion. During
this evaluation cycle, SafeCare reports a completion rate of 43%. The race of the primary
guardian significantly relates to program completion (p=0.02). This evaluation can assist those
implementing SafeCare to anticipate the needs of their target population. (author abstract)

Data Collection Methods

  • Program administrative record reviews

Status

Finished

For More Information

Bolt, M. (2015). The association of participant characteristics and service delivery with program completion rates for SafeCare in Georgia (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from
https://scholarworks.gsu.edu/iph_theses/418.
Author Contact Information:
ScholarWorks @ Georgia State University
scholarworks@gsu.edu

Topics

  • Participant Characteristics
  • Participant Recruitment, Retention, Engagement, and Dosage