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Project MarKKI: Intervening in the cycle of child maltreatment and delinquency

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $222,126)

The Marcus Institute will utilize funds to provide comprehensive services that will improve parent-child interactions, home safety, and child health care skills for parents, improve parenting satisfaction, and prevent child maltreatment and youth violence. This project will also explore whether or not technology augmentation improves retention, programmatic fidelity, and child maltreatment outcomes. The Marcus Institute will implement a multi-faceted approach that will intervene in the cycle of child maltreatment that perpetuates delinquency. This will involve the following: (1) Establish a forum for collaborating with the Georgia Department of Family and Children's Services (DFCS); (2) Provide education and training in evidence-based assessment and intervention for professionals serving maltreating and at-risk families; (3) Deliver evidence-based prevention and intervention services for maltreating families and families at-risk for child maltreatment and victimization; (4) Use technology to augment assessment, intervention, and training services provided by Project MarKKI to improve parent satisfaction, retention, programmatic fidelity, and youth violence/child maltreatment outcomes; and, (5) Collaborate with departments at Emory University and other institutions of higher learning that prepare students who may have career paths that engage families with a history of or at-risk for child maltreatment. The Marcus Institute will track progress by reporting performance measures to OJJDP. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 4, 2006