Moving Beyond Program to Population Impact: Toward a Universal Early Childhood System of Care
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© 2018 National Council on Family Relations Families have clearly benefited from increased availability of evidence-based intervention, including home-visiting models and increased federal funding for programs benefiting parents and children. The goal of population-level impact on the health and well-being of infants and young children across entire communities, however, remains elusive. New approaches are needed to move beyond scaling of individual programs toward an integrated system of care in early childhood. To advance this goal, the current article provides a framework for developing an early childhood system of care that pairs a top-down goal for the alignment of services with a bottom-up goal of identifying and addressing needs of all families throughout early childhood. Further, we describe how universal newborn home visiting can be utilized to both support alignment of, and family entry into, an early childhood system of care with broad reach, high quality, and evidence of population impact for families and children.
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1111/jftr.12302
Publication InfoDodge, Kenneth; Murphy, Robert; Goodman, WB; & O'Donnell, K (2018). Moving Beyond Program to Population Impact: Toward a Universal Early Childhood System of Care. Journal of Family Theory and Review. 10.1111/jftr.12302. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/17697.
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William McDougall Distinguished Professor of Public Policy Studies
Kenneth A. Dodge is the William McDougall Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University. He is also the founding and past director of the Center for Child and Family Policy, as well as the founder of Family Connects International. Dodge is a leading scholar in the development and prevention of aggressive and violent beha
Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Murphy is a licensed clinical psychologist focused on child traumatic stress, including its treatment and prevention and development and dissemination of evidence-based interventions. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Murphy serves as Executive Director for the Center for Child & Family Health (CCFH), a community and three university partnership (Duke University, the University of North Carolina
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