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dc.contributor.advisor Forden, Carie Alsharif, Khadiga Abdellatif 2017-09-07T09:33:55Z 2017-09-07T22:00:19Z Fall 2017 en_US 2017-09-07
dc.description.abstract A study of violence against children in Egypt found that in 2014, 93% of children between the ages of 0-14 were subject to some form of violent discipline. While Egyptian law protects children from abuse, in practice it is challenging for social workers and other child protection practitioners to intervene. There is a lack of protocols for home visitation and family intervention, and there are no standardized procedures for assessing parenting practices and determining the safety of children’s homes. The HOME inventory, short for Home Observation for Measurement of the Environment, is a tool that has been adopted internationally and is successfully used to identify what support parents of children might need and what services could be most useful in helping them to create healthier home environments and better relationships with their children. The Infant/Toddler HOME (IT-HOME) version of the tool that addresses children aged 0-3 years was adapted for use in Egypt through translating it into Arabic and culturally adapting it to the Egyptian culture and context by child protection experts during an Expert Panel. Social workers were trained on the implementation of the tool and conducted 42 home visits to pilot test the tool, with an interrater reliability of 79% agreement. Social workers responded positively and reported that the tool helped them recognize families at risk, assess the children’s needs, and identify the necessary interventions that are appropriate for the families. The IT-HOME appears to be a promising tool that was readily accepted by both social workers and families, so with further training it could be used in Egypt as a standardized home visitation tool. en_US
dc.format.extent 87 p. en_US
dc.format.medium theses en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject child abuse en_US
dc.subject child abuse prevention en_US
dc.subject parenting en_US
dc.subject social work en_US
dc.subject standardized assessment en_US
dc.subject home visits en_US
dc.subject HOME Inventory en_US
dc.subject IT-HOME en_US
dc.subject Egypt en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en_US
dc.title Assessing parenting: Adaptation of the HOME inventory for use in Egypt en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.subject.discipline Community Psychology en_US
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, and Egyptology en_US
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval has been obtained for this item. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Kotb, Heba
dc.contributor.committeeMember Aguilar, Javier

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