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Prenatal and Early Childhood Nurse Home Visitation
(NCJ 172875) November 1998
Bulletin, 12 page(s)
Olds, D., Hill, P., Rumsey, E.
Describes the nurse home visitation program and explains how it successfully reduces the risks for early development of antisocial behavior and maternal and juvenile offending. Presents evidence detailing the program's effectiveness in reducing the risks for early antisocial behavior and preventing problems associated with youth crime and delinquency such as child abuse, maternal substance abuse, and maternal criminal involvement. Three of the risk factors associated with early development of antisocial behavior can be modified: adverse maternal health-related behaviors during pregnancy that are associated with children's neuropsychological deficits, child abuse and neglect, and troubled maternal life course.
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