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Term: Mothers with 3+ Risk Factors on Families First Screening

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2013-06-05


This measure / indicator is the age-adjusted annual average percentage of mothers with newborns that had three or more risk factors on the Families First screening form. The risk factors measured on the form include, but are not limited to: prenatal alcohol use, prenatal smoking, maternal depression/anxiety, relationship distress, and maternal education level achieved. (Smith et al., 2013).

Three or more risk factors indicate that a family may require additional supports such as intensive home visiting, financial support, parenting programs, mental health services, or child care. (Chartier et al., 2012).

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