Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE)
Spring 2018 Conference, Washington, D.C.
February 28-March 3, 2018
Presentation Title: "Predictors of Participation in SMART Beginnings: A Randomized, Tiered Model of Intervention"
Authors: Elizabeth B. Miller (2016 PhD Alumna), Caitlin Canfield, Alan L. Mendelsohn, Pamela A. Morris, Daniel S. Shaw, SMART Beginnings Team, University of Pittsburgh
Pediatric community-based health care as an educational delivery platform allows for population-level accessibility, with early and frequent contact with families at low marginal cost as it builds on existing infrastructure. This universal strategy then allows for follow-up targeted interventions to address the challenge of heterogeneity of risk through providing more intensive services for those with greater need, with potential for synergies related to identification and engagement, impact, and efficiencies in delivery. This study used data from SMART Beginnings, an integrated model in pediatric primary care that combines elements of both VIP (Video Interaction Project) as a universal primary prevention strategy, and FCU (Family Check-UP) as a targeted secondary/tertiary prevention strategy, to examine predictors of program participation. The study examined which families participate and are actively engaged with the respective programs, and how such participation and engagement may in turn influence treatment effects in children’s educational outcomes and in parenting.
Symposium Organizer: Elizabeth B. Miller