Project IMPACT

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Scientific Rating:
NR
Not able to be Rated
See scale of 1-5
Child Welfare System Relevance Level:
Medium
See descriptions of 3 levels

About This Program

The information in this program outline is provided by the program representative and edited by the CEBC staff. Project IMPACT has been reviewed by the CEBC in the area of: Working with Parents with Cognitive Disabilities: Programs, but lacks the necessary research evidence to be given a Scientific Rating.

Target Population: Parents with intellectual and/or significant learning disabilities (ID/LD)

For parents/caregivers of children ages: 0 – 17

Brief Description

Project IMPACT provides intensive, in-home services for parents with intellectual and/or significant learning disabilities (ID/LD) who are risk for family disruption due to allegations of child maltreatment. Services are provided three times a week for six months. Program areas include basic child care, home and health safety, child management, and problem-solving skills. All skills are taught in a multimodal intervention format designed to meet a family’s particular learning style. Baseline, ongoing, and postintervention data is collected on both parent and home functioning.

Program Goals:

The goals of Project IMPACT are:

  • Increase parent skill level of parents with ID/LD
  • Improve levels of parent functioning
  • Improve quality of home environment
  • Reduce foster care placement

Contact Information

Name: Trupti Rao, PsyD
Agency/Affiliation: Westchester Institute for Human Development
Website: www.wihd.org/individuals-families-caregivers/child-welfare
Email:
Phone: (914) 493-8141
Fax: (914) 493-1023

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: February 2014

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: April 2016

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: March 2014