An Outcome and Intervention Planning Instrument for Use With Families at Risk, Second Edition
Life Skills Progression™
Early Childhood

A must for home visiting programs, the updated second edition of the LSP is the most efficient, reliable way to evaluate a parent’s life skills: the abilities, behaviors, and attitudes they need to achieve a healthy and satisfying family life. Easy to complete in about 10 minutes, the LSP will help your program establish baseline and ongoing assessment profiles of clients, identify strengths and needs, plan interventions, and demonstrate the effectiveness of your practices through monitoring of outcomes.

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55828 978-1-68125-582-8
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2024 184
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A must for home visiting programs, the updated second edition of the LSP is the most efficient, reliable way to evaluate a parent’s life skills: the abilities, behaviors, and attitudes they need to achieve a healthy and satisfying family life. For use with at-risk, low-income pregnant and parenting individuals with children from birth to 5 years of age, the LSP is a field-tested, validated, and reliable tool that generates a broad, accurate portrait of the life skills of parents, caregivers, and young children. Easy to complete in about 10 minutes, the LSP will help your program establish baseline and ongoing assessment profiles of clients, identify strengths and needs, plan interventions, and demonstrate the effectiveness of your practices through monitoring of outcomes.

HOW IT WORKS

Home visitors, including public health nurses, social workers, mental health care providers, and family development and family support workers, use the LSP to evaluate a variety of important life skills. An experienced professional familiar with the family records information on 43 items in eight important domains:

  • Relationships with Family and Friends
  • Relationships with Children
  • Relationships with Supportive Resources
  • Education and Employment
  • Health and Medical Care
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse
  • Basic Essentials
  • Infant/Toddler Development

Home visitors rate each competency from 1 to 5 on a simple-to-complete form, where they can also record important case data in the notes section. No judgment of families is implied—the LSP is used only to track the progress of children and parents or caregivers, and can be repeated every six months until the child is 5.

WHAT’S NEW

  • New chapter on using the LSP to promote maternal health literacy
  • Guidance on completing the LSP during virtual home visits
  • LSP Instrument and downloads now provided as fillable PDFs
  • Updated research, citations, and information throughout
  • Updates and improvements based on customer surveys and feedback from the field
  • Scoring descriptions updated for clarity
  • Ancillary materials now provided as convenient downloads

Use the LSP with ASQ®-3 & ASQ®:SE-2!

With items that match the ASQ developmental areas, the LSP makes it easy to summarize the developmental data you gathered with the ASQ system.

About the Online Materials

About the Authors

Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1: An Introduction to the Life Skills Progression™ (LSP)

Chapter 2: The History of Chasing Elusive Outcomes

Chapter 3: Maternal Early Childhood Home Visitation Best Practices

Chapter 4: Development and Field Testing of the LSP

Chapter 5: Instructions for Using and Scoring the LSP

Chapter 6: Reflective Supervision Using the LSP

Chapter 7: Using the LSP to Promote Maternal Health Literacy

          Sandra Smith, Ph.D.

Chapter 8: Using the LSP for Evaluation Purposes

Chapter 9: Integrating the LSP Into Sites and Systems

References

 

Appendices

A         Life Skills Progression™ (LSP) Instrument

B         Abbreviations Used in the Life Skills Progression™ (LSP)

C         Emerging Best Practice for Home Visitation Checklist

D         “Better Together”: Home Visitation Community Collaboration Planning Worksheet

E          LSP Data Entry Form

F          Sample Scored LSP Instrument: “Selene and Jason”

G         Selene & Jason’s Story (as told with the LSP)

H         Cumulative LSP Score Sheet

I           Sample Cumulative LSP Score Sheet: “Selene and Jason”

          LSP Instrument with Target Scores Shaded

K         LSP Data Report Planning Tool

L          Resources

Index

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Joanne Martin, Founding Director, The MOM Project; Former Director, HFA Indiana Training & Technical Assistance Project - May 29, 2024
"I wish every home visiting program would be using the LSP scale! I think it would improve practice, enhance the field, and ensure continued financial support to continue this important work. Mothers and babies, children and families deserve nothing less."
Dr. Jeremy Christopher Kohomban, The Children’s Village; President of Harlem Dowling - May 13, 2024
"An essential resource for family engagement and collaborative planning with families. [The authors] share a broad range of practical guidance that is a must-read for professionals committed to supporting and strengthening families."
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