The Parent-Child Home Program in Western Manitoba: a 20-year evaluation

Child Welfare. 2008;87(5):49-67.


This article is a 20-year evaluation of the Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP) of Child and Family Services in Western Manitoba. Following Levenstein's (1979, 1988) approach, home visitors model parent-child interchanges using books and toys to enhance children's cognitive development through appropriate parenting behaviors. The evaluation provides a profile of PCHP families (N = 185) and performance outcomes. Findings show impressive gains in cognitive competence and parenting behaviors. Recommendations are given for program development and future research.

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Interviews as Topic
  • Male
  • Manitoba
  • Parent-Child Relations*
  • Parenting*
  • Program Evaluation*
  • Young Adult