Bibliography & References

1.  References and short bibliography of Early Intervention Research Studies and reviews over the last decade and a half that have examined the extent to which family risk may be reduced by effective early intervention.

  1. Schorr Lisbeth, Doubleday (1989); Within Our Reach - Breaking the Cycle of Disadvantage.
  2. Seitz V, Rosenbaum LK, Apfel NH. (1985); Effects of family support intervention: A ten year follow-up. Child Development, 56: 376-391.
  3. Johnson Z, Howell F, Molloy B. (1993). Community mother's programme; Randomised controlled trial of non-professional intervention in parenting. British Medical Journal; 306, 1449-1452.
  4. Hawaii Department of Health. Healthy Start. Report to the 16th Legislature. State of Hawaii. (1992).
  5. Fergusson DM, Horwood LJ, Lynksey MT, (1994); The childhoods of multiple problem adolescents: A 15 year Longitudinal study. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 35 (6): 1123-1140.
  6. Olds DL, Henderson CR, Chamberlain R, Tatelbaum R. (1986); Preventing child abuse and neglect: A randomised trial of home visitation. Paediatrics, 78: 65-78.
  7. Olds DL, Kitzman H. (1990).; Can home visitation improve the health of women and children at environmental risk? Paediatrics; 86, 108-116.
  8. Yoshikawa H. (1994). Prevention as cumulative protection: Effects of early family support and education on chronic delinquency and its risks. Psychological Bulletin; 115: 28-54.
  9. Farran DC. (1990); Effects of intervention with disadvantaged and disabled children: A decade review. In SJ Meisels & JP Shonkoff (Eds.), Handbook of early intervention (pp. 501-534). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2.  Supportive Government enquiries/document/discussion papers over the last decade for the case of intensive, targeted, comprehensive, long-term home visiting programmes for families with multiple difficulties.

  1. Child Youth and Family 2003 Baseline Review (February 2004). Carried out by the Treasury, the Ministry of Social Development, and Child, Youth and Family, the review covered the Department’s role and services, and how these services are delivered. It also considered the appropriate level of resources the Department needs to operate effectively.
  2. PHC Parenting Paper, 1994/1995.
  3. PHC Prevention of SIDS - 1995.
  4. Ministry of Health (1994) Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention - recommended home visiting for high risk families. Download from this link in our website. These strategies are were originally published by the Ministry of Youth Affairs.
    Youth Offending Strategy (Ministries of Justice and Social Development, April 2002). Recommends intervening early.
  5. "About Time" (Department of Corrections report, May 2001). Recommends intervening early. Download it from Family Help Trust website.
  6. Agenda for Children, "Making Life Better for Children", June 2002 (Ministry of Social Development). Recommends intervening early. Visit Ministry of Social Development's website. Download it from Family Help Trust website
  7. Te Rito New Zealand Family Violence Prevention Strategy, February 2002 (Ministry of Social Development). Recommends intervening early.
  8. Early Intervention support and vulnerable families and whanau (Families Commission September 2011).  This paper reports on the Families Commission's work on early intervention with a focus on support for vulnerable families and whanau.