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District of Columbia Healthy Start Project. n.d.. Resource parents' home visiting guide. Washington, DC: District of Columbia Healthy Start Project, 22 pp.

Annotation: This reference document is supplementary to the formal class training a resource mother receives in preparation for the job. It is intended as an organizer and a reminder of information to be covered for each monthly home visit. Each monthly section contains the following: a list of goals for the visit; materials needed; a sample dialogue; step-by-step guide; and follow-up steps. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 Contact Phone: (202) 562-3046 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Photocopy available at no charge.

Keywords: District of Columbia, Healthy Start, Home visiting, Infant mortality, Paraprofessional, Parent support services, Prenatal care, Prevention programs, Reference materials, Resource mothers

Hans S. 2005. Doula support for young mothers: A randomized trial [Final report]. Chicago, IL: School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago, 28 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a study to evaluate an intervention for young, low-income mothers and their infants using paraprofessional "doulas" from the local community to provide guidance and support during the prenatal, intrapartum, and postpartum periods in order to promote good obstetrical outcomes, breastfeeding, responsive parenting, parental efficacy, and child health and development. The project period covered September 2000 through August 2005. Report sections include a description of the research and background information on the Chicago Doula Project as well as the purpose, scope, and methods of the investigation and the nature of the findings; a review of the literature; a description of the study design and methods; a presentation of the findings including labor, delivery, and birth outcomes, maternal well-being, parenting stress and efficacy, parenting attitudes and behavior, feeding practices, health care utilization, child development, and additional topics. Also included is a discussion of the findings on outcomes relating to birth, breastfeeding, mental health, and parenting attitudes and behavior; and implications for policy and practice. A list of products is also provided. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Early intervention services, Final reports, Illinois, Local initiatives, Low income groups, MCH research, Parenting skills, Postpartum care, Pregnant women, Prenatal care, Resource mothers, Social support, Young women

Waisbren S. 2003. Maternal PKU resource mothers program: A clinical trial—[Final report]. Boston, MA: Children's Hospital Boston, 23 pp.

Annotation: This report evaluates a randomized controlled study using a specially designed home visitation program including resource mothers to help women with phenylketonuria (PKU) attain metabolic control prior to and throughout pregnancy in order to prevent the adverse effects of maternal PKU. Report sections include the nature of the research problem, goals and objectives, the study methodology, an evaluation, and a review of the results/outcomes. Also included is a list of publications and products, an outline of the dissemination/utilization of study results, and references. Tables provide additional information mothers' background variables, blood measurement variables, diet variables, and treatment plan assessment schedules. a review of the literature; an outline of the study design and methods; a presentation of findings; and a discussion of findings and recommendations for policy implications and further research. Also provided are a list of products developed and references.

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 Contact Phone: (617) 355-4686 Contact Fax: (617) 355-7346 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Congenital abnormalities, Fetal development, Final reports, Genetic disorders, Intervention, MCH Research, Maternal fetal exchange, Maternal phenylketonuria, Nutrition, Pregnant women, Resource mothers

Boykins CY. 2002. The Atlanta Healthy Start Initiative: Impact report 1998-2001. Atlanta, GA: Center for Black Women's Wellness, 161 pp.

Annotation: This report describes the Healthy Start initiative in Atlanta from September 1998 through May 2001 to address factors associated with high infant mortality rates and high adolescent pregnancy rates. Activities include providing valuable life skills to youth to encourage abstinence and prevent adolescent pregnancy and link families to services that promote healthy pregnancies and birth outcomes, including prenatal care, immunizations, WIC services, and resource mothers. Sections include service initiation, service accomplishments, mentoring, consortium and collaboration, consortium program impact, and other Healthy Start components. Attachments include sample products developed for the program, a logic model, evaluation reports, and project data. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Center for Black Women's Wellness, 477 Windsor Street, Suite 309, Atlanta, GA 30312, Telephone: (404) 688-9202 Fax: (404) 880-9435 E-mail: mail@cbww.org Web Site: http://www.cbww.org

Keywords: Abstinence, Adolescent pregnancy, Data, Final reports, Georgia, Healthy Start, Immunization, Infant mortality, Local initiatives, Nutrition, Pregnancy outcome, Prenatal care, Prevention programs, Resource mothers

Linton K. 1995. Mothers outreach to mothers: Resource manual. Washington, DC: National Council of Catholic Women, 40 pp.

Annotation: This manual describes how church councils can develop a Mothers Outreach to Mothers program to assist expectant and new mothers. Featured program components include identifying a need; developing a partnership; defining the scope of the program; identifying key players; training workers; supporting resource mothers; and monitoring and evaluation. Appendices provide sample documents and forms to use in the program, plus additional resources.

Contact: National Council of Catholic Women, 200 North Glebe Road, Suite 703, Arlington, VA 22203, Telephone: (703) 224-0990 Secondary Telephone: (800) 506-9407 Fax: (703) 224-0991 E-mail: nccw01@nccw.org Web Site: http://home.catholicweb.com/NCCW/index.cfm $6.00 plus $2.50 shipping and handling.

Keywords: Home visiting, Manuals, Outreach, Religious organizations, Resource mothers

South East Asian Regional Community Health. 1994. Community health advocates training guidebook. Columbus, OH: Ohio Commission on Minority Health, South East Asian Regional Community Health, 111 pp.

Annotation: This manual is the training book used by community health advocates at the South East Asian Regional Community Health project. The advocates provide outreach services to Asian Americans living in Columbus, Detroit, and Toledo, Ohio. The manual provides a cultural overview of the health beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors common in South East Asia; and it reviews procedures for developing outreach services. The manual contains training modules on cultural heritage, learning to live in the United States, health and illness, an overview of the health care system, using health services, making appointments and payments, preventive health practices, women's health issues, and raising healthy children. The manual provides a resource list and an extensive bibliography organized by categories. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Asian Americans, Attitudes, Behavior, Child health services, Children, Cultural beliefs, Health educators, Maternal health services, Mothers, Ohio, Outreach, Resources for professionals

District of Columbia Healthy Start Project. 1994. Resource parent manual. Washington, DC: District of Columbia Healthy Start Project, ca. 125 pp.

Annotation: This is a training manual for people who serve as resource parents. The material contains an overview of the resource parents project, a listing of various personnel, training policies and procedures, and client services. Supplements include forms and a training syllabus. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: District of Columbia Healthy Start Project, Office of Maternal and Child Health, St. Elizabeth's Campus, Cottage Seven, 2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, S.E., Washington, DC 20032, Telephone: (202) 645-4174 Contact Phone: (202) 645-5624 Fax: (202) 645-5084 $50.00 plus shipping and handling.

Keywords: Administrative policy, Communication, Community based services, District of Columbia Healthy Start, Educational materials, Family planning, Forms, Home visiting, Manuals, Outreach, Public programs, Resource mothers, Resource parents, Training materials

District of Columbia Healthy Start Project. 1994. Resource parent trainer's manual. Washington, DC: District of Columbia Healthy Start Project, ca. 200 pp.

Annotation: This is an education and training manual for people who will train resource parents. The manual contains an overview of the Healthy Start Project, a description of the various services offered by the project, and sections on the following subjects: 1) communication skills; 2) problem-solving and coping with stress; 3) self-esteem; 4) pregnancy, labor, prenatal, and postpartum care; and 5) child growth and development. The manual also discusses how trainers should manage home visits and describes the services of other agencies in the community to which clients should be directed for other needs. Handouts and training aids are included. The manual is based on material originally created by INMED (International Medical Services for Health). [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: District of Columbia Healthy Start Project, Office of Maternal and Child Health, St. Elizabeth's Campus, Cottage Seven, 2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, S.E., Washington, DC 20032, Telephone: (202) 645-4174 Contact Phone: (202) 645-5624 Fax: (202) 645-5084 $55.00 plus shipping and handling.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Child development, Children, Communication, Community based services, District of Columbia Healthy Start, Educational materials, Family planning, Forms, Home visiting, Infant care, Manuals, Nutrition, Outreach, Pregnancy, Prenatal care, Public programs, Resource mothers, Self esteem, Stress management, Training materials

Swift C, Givens S, Zimmerman M, Calley S. 1993. Opening doors for healthier families: How to start a resource mothers program (implementation guidelines). Washington, DC: National Commission to Prevent Infant Mortality, 105 pp.

Annotation: The implementation guidelines detail the steps involved in starting a community resource mothers program. Chapters focus on program planning, evaluation, management, and funding. Needs assessment forms are included along with sample client contact sheets, work logs, consent forms, check lists, job descriptions, and reports. Funding tools include a chart of states covering home visiting under Medicaid and sample fundraising fact sheets.

Contact: International Medical Services for Health, MotherNet America Program, 45449 Severn Way, Suite 161, Sterling, VA 20166-8918, Telephone: (703) 444-4477 Secondary Telephone: (800) 521-1175 Fax: (703) 444-4471 $15.00 plus $6.00 shipping for 1-5 books; prepayment required.

Keywords: Budgets, Fundraising, Guidelines, Home visiting, Interagency cooperation, Medicaid, Needs assessment, Program development, Program evaluation, Resource mothers, Training programs

Swift C, Givens S, Zimmerman M, Calley S. 1993. Opening doors for healthier families: A guide for resource mothers (handbook). Washington, DC: National Commission to Prevent Infant Mortality, 417 pp.

Annotation: The handbook is a loose-leaf manual designed as a reference guide for resource mothers. Chapters describe in general terms the activities of a resource mother, development of self-esteem and coping skills, access to community resources, labor and delivery preparation, prenatal and postpartum care, breastfeeding and nutrition, baby care and child development, child safety issues, and family planning options. Other materials provided include home visiting checklists and resource bibliographies. The manual contains a glossary and index. It was reprinted in a spiral-bound edition in 1994.

Contact: International Medical Services for Health, MotherNet America Program, 45449 Severn Way, Suite 161, Sterling, VA 20166-8918, Telephone: (703) 444-4477 Secondary Telephone: (800) 521-1175 Fax: (703) 444-4471 $10.00 plus $6.00 shipping for 1-5 books; prepayment required.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Child safety, Childbirth, Communication skills, Home visiting, Infants with special health care needs, Nutrition education, Perinatal care, Postpartum care, Pregnancy, Prenatal care, Problem solving, Resource mothers, Self esteem

Swift C, Givens S, Zimmerman M, Calley S. 1993. Opening doors for healthier families: A guide for training resource mothers (curriculum sourcebook). Washington, DC: National Commission to Prevent Infant Mortality, 353 pp.

Annotation: The curriculum sourcebook is a loose-leaf manual designed to help community service professionals develop resource mother training courses. Each unit within the manual is preceded by an outline listing objectives, available materials, and preparation tips. Units focus on communications and problem-solving skills, self-esteem and coping issues, labor and delivery preparation, prenatal and postpartum care, breastfeeding and nutrition, baby care and child development, family planning options, and interagency cooperation. Other materials provided include evaluation questionnaires, baby care handouts, home visiting checklists, and resource bibliographies.

Contact: International Medical Services for Health, MotherNet America Program, 45449 Severn Way, Suite 161, Sterling, VA 20166-8918, Telephone: (703) 444-4477 Secondary Telephone: (800) 521-1175 Fax: (703) 444-4471 $35.00 plus $6.00 shipping for 1-5 books; prepayment required.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Childbirth, Communication skills, Curricula, Home visiting, Interagency cooperation, Nutrition education, Perinatal care, Postpartum care, Pregnancy, Prenatal care, Problem solving, Questionnaires, Resource mothers, Self esteem, Training programs

U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. 1992. Health Resources and Services Administration goals and objectives for the year 2000: Helping to build a healthier nation. [Rockville, MD]: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, 22 pp.

Annotation: This plan provides the focus and strategy for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) leadership in working toward HRSA's goals and objectives between 1992 and the year 2000. The sections address access to primary care and preventive health services, primary care health professions, public health practice, mothers and children, minority health, HIV and AIDS, special populations, international health, clinical quality assurance, equal employment opportunity, total quality management, information resources management, and communications. A list of related acronyms is provided.

Contact: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (888) 275-4772 Secondary Telephone: (877) 464-4772 Fax: (301) 443-1246 E-mail: ask@hrsa.gov Web Site: http://www.hrsa.gov Available in libraries.

Keywords: AIDS, Acronyms, Children, Communication, Equal opportunities, Goals, HIV, Health Resources and Services Administration, Information services, International health, Minority health, Mothers, Planning, Preventive health services, Primary care, Public health services, Quality assurance, Special health care needs, Total Quality Management

U.S. Children's Bureau. 1922. Proceedings of conference on mothers' pensions. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 31 pp. (Bureau publication (United States. Children's Bureau); no. 109)

Annotation: This publication contains the proceedings of a conference on mothers' pensions held on June 28, 1922 under the auspices of the Mothers' Pension Committee, Family Division of the National Conference of Social Work, and the Children's Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor. The proceedings provides findings from a budget questionnaire and recommendations regarding the development of a budget schedule to define minimum standards for grants to mothers' to cover housing, food, clothing, and other basic needs. It is a publication of the U.S. Department of Labor, Children's Bureau.

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child welfare agencies, Conference proceedings, Mothers, National surveys, Resource allocation, Welfare programs

   

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.