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Hill P, Olds D. Improving implementation of the nurse-family partnership in the process of going to scale. In: Halle T, Metz, A, Martinez-Beck I, editors. Applying implementation science in early childhood programs and systems. Bethesda, Maryland: Brookes Publishing Co.; 2013.


Donelan-McCall N, Olds D. Prenatal/postnatal home visiting programs and their impact on the social and emotional development of young children (0–5). In: Tremblay RE, Boivin M, Peters RD, editors. Encyclopedia on early childhood development. Montreal: Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development and the Strategic Knowledge Cluster on ECD; 2012.

Jack SM, Ford-Gilboe M, Wathen CN, Davidov DM, McNaughton DB, Coben JH, Olds DL, Macmillan HL. Development of a nurse home visitation intervention for intimate partner violence. BMC Health Serv Res. 2012;12:50. [PMID: 22375908]

O'Brien RA, Moritz P, Luckey DW, McClatchey MW, Ingoldsby EM, Olds DL. Mixed methods analysis of participant attrition in the nurse-family partnership. Prev Sci. 2012 Jun;13(3):219-28. [PMID: 22562646]

Olds D. Improving the life chances of vulnerable children and families with prenatal and infancy support of parents: the nurse-family partnership. Psychosocial Interviention. 2012;21(2):129-143.

Olds D. Moving toward evidence-based preventive interventions for children and families. In: Krugman RD, Korbin JE, editors. C. Henry Kempe: A 50 year legacy to the field of child abuse and neglect. Dordrecht: Springer; 2012.

Olds D. The continuing quest for effective early interventions. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2012 Oct;166(10):961-2. [PMID: 22664952]

Olds D. The nurse-family partnership. In: Lester BM, Sparrow JD, editors. Nurturing children and families: building on the legacy of T. Berry Brazelton. United Kingdom: Blackwell Publishing: 2012.

Shlafer RJ, Poehlmann J, Donelan-McCall N. Maternal jail time, conviction, and arrest as predictors of children's 15-year antisocial outcomes in the context of a nurse home visiting program. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2012;41(1):38-52. [PMID: 22233244]


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Kitzman HJ, Olds DL, Cole RE, Hanks CA, Anson EA, Arcoleo KJ, Luckey DW, Knudtson MD, Henderson CR Jr, Holmberg JR. Enduring effects of prenatal and infancy home visiting by nurses on children: follow-up of a randomized trial among children at age 12 years. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010 May;164(5):412-8. [PMID: 20439791]

Olds DL, Kitzman HJ, Cole RE, Hanks CA, Arcoleo KJ, Anson EA, Luckey DW, Knudtson MD, Henderson CR Jr, Bondy J, Stevenson AJ. Enduring effects of prenatal and infancy home visiting by nurses on maternal life course and government spending: follow-up of a randomized trial among children at age 12 years. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010 May;164(5):419-24. [PMID: 20439792]


Donelan-McCall N, Eckenrode J, Olds DL. Home visiting for the prevention of child maltreatment: lessons learned during the past 20 years. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2009 Apr;56(2):389-403. [PMID: 19358923]

Zielinski DS, Eckenrode J, Olds DL. Nurse home visitation and the prevention of child maltreatment: impact on the timing of official reports. Dev Psychopathol. 2009 Spring;21(2):441-53. [PMID: 19338692]


Hicks D, Larson C, Nelson C, Olds DL, Johnston E. The influence of collaboration on program outcomes: the Colorado nurse-family partnership. Eval Rev. 2008 Oct;32(5):453-77. [PMID: 18347199]

Olds DL. Preventing child maltreatment and crime with prenatal and infancy support of parents: the nurse-family partnership. J Scand Stud Criminol Crime Prev. 2008;9(1):2-24.


Beresford C, Robinson JL, Holmberg J, Ross RG. Story stem responses of preschoolers with mood disturbances. Attach Hum Dev. 2007 Sep;9(3):255-70. [PMID: 18058433]

Holmberg J, Robinson JL, Corbit-Price J, Weiner P. Using narratives to assess competencies and risks in young children: experiences with high risk and normal populations. Infant Ment Health J. 2007;28(6):647-66.

Olds D. Improving preschool for low-income children with programmatic randomized controlled trials. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2007 Aug;161(8):807-9. [PMID: 17679664]

Olds DL. Preventing crime with prenatal and infancy support of parents: the nurse-family partnership. Victims and Offenders. 2007;2:205-25.

Olds DL, Kitzman H, Hanks C, Cole R, Anson E, Sidora-Arcoleo K, Luckey DW, Henderson CR Jr, Holmberg J, Tutt RA, Stevenson AJ, Bondy J. Effects of nurse home visiting on maternal and child functioning: age-9 follow-up of a randomized trial. Pediatrics. 2007 Oct;120(4):e832-45. [PMID: 17908740]

Olds DL, Sadler L, Kitzman H. Programs for parents of infants and toddlers: recent evidence from randomized trials. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2007 Mar-Apr 30;48(3-4):355-91. [PMID: 17355402]


Olds D. Progress in improving the development of low birth weight newborns. Pediatrics. 2006 Mar;117(3):940-1. [PMID: 16510679]

Olds DL. Interview with Dr. David Olds regarding his reanalyzed findings [Internet]. Denver (CO): Nurse-Family Partnership; c2006. Available from:

Olds DL. The nurse-family partnership. In: Watt NF, Ayoub C, Bradley RH, Puma JE, LeBoeuf W, editors. The crisis in youth mental health. Westport: Praeger; 2006.

Olds DL. The nurse-family partnership: an evidence-based preventive intervention. Infant Ment Health J. 2006;27(1):5-25.


Izzo CV, Eckenrode JJ, Smith EG, Henderson CR, Cole R, Kitzman H, Olds DL. Reducing the impact of uncontrollable stressful life events through a program of nurse home visitation for new parents. Prev Sci. 2005 Dec;6(4):269-274. [PMID: 16075193]

Olds DL, Eckenrode J, Kitzman H. Clarifying the impact of the Nurse-Family Partnership on child maltreatment: response to Chaffin. Child Abuse Negl. 2005 Mar;29(3):229-33; author reply 241-9. [PMID: 15820538]

Olds DL, Luckey DW, Henderson CR Jr. Can the results be believed? In Reply. Pediatrics. 2005; 115:1113-4.

Olds DL. The Nurse-Family Partnership: foundations in attachment theory and epidemiology. In: Berlin LJ, Ziv Y, Amaya-Jackson L, and Greenburg MT, editors. Enhancing early attachments: theory, research, intervention, and policy. New York: Guilford Press; 2005.