Family Start Impact Evaluation
Researchers completed the first ever impact evaluation of Family Start, a New Zealand home visiting programme for vulnerable families. This quasi experimental study estimated that the Family Start programme: reduced post neonatal sudden unexpected infant death (SUDI), increased the use of health services; increased engagement with early childhood education, increased use of mental health services by mothers; and increased the likelihood of immunisation.
- Cram, F., Vette, M., Wilson, M., Vaithianathan, R., Maloney, T., & Baird, S. (2018). He awa whiria—braided rivers: Understanding the outcomes from Family Start for Maori. Evaluation Matters, 165-207.
- Study and Related Documents
- Vaithianathan, R., Wilson, M., Maloney, T., & Baird, S. (2017) Family Start Impact Study Selected Extensions Wellington: Ministry of Social Development.
- Vaithianathan, R., Wilson, M., Maloney, T., & Baird, S. (2016). The Impact of the Family Start Home Visiting Programme on Outcomes for Mothers and Children: A Quasi-Experimental Study. Ministry of Social Development.
Location: New Zealand
Partner/s: Ministry of Social Development (NZ)