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Webinar

Family Voices in Early Relational Health

December 2020

This webinar brings a discussion by the PSU research team and participating parents of some of the key themes that emerged as well as their recommendations for how the child and family health system can be more supportive to their family relationships. Then three national discussants  each discuss the importance of the findings and implications for efforts to advance early relational health with parent voice in the lead. 

Report

What We Owe Young Children: An Anti-Racist Policy Platform for Early Childhood

December 2020

Early childhood is a crucial period of growth and learning that can influence children’s opportunities well into adulthood and can shape the future of families and communities. This new resource urges policymakers to enact policies that root out systemic racism and ensure all children can have a happy and healthy start to life.

(30 pp)

Brief

My Baby, My Doctor & Me: Family Voice in Early Relational Health Pilot Study

November 2020

This pilot study was designed to generate questions and further areas of research needed to advance the ongoing dialogue about family voice, equity, and the concept of early relational health.

This exploratory study focused specifically on exploring parent perspectives on foundational early relationships, and the potential for the family and child health care system to play a supportive role, by working with three groups of families: (1) African American mothers living in inner Northeast Portland; (2) Spanish-speaking Latinx mothers living in rural Oregon; and (3) White mothers living in an isolated rural community in Southern Oregon. You can also find other key takeaways here.

(3 pp)

Brief

My Baby, My Doctor & Me: Hearing from Parents about Foundational Relationships and the Role of the Health Care System in Promoting Early Relational Health

October 2020

This exploratory study focused specifically on exploring parent perspectives on foundational early relationships, and the potential for the family and child health care system to play a supportive role, by working with three groups of families: (1) African American mothers living in inner Northeast Portland; (2) Spanish-speaking Latinx mothers living in rural Oregon; and (3) White mothers living in an isolated rural community in Southern Oregon.

(9 pp)

Brief

My Baby, My Doctor & Me: Key Findings from a Focus Group with Mothers Living in a Small, Rural Community

October 2020

This research brief summarizes findings from the focus group held with White mothers living in an isolated rural community in Southern Oregon. These findings are part of an exploratory study titled "My Baby, My Doctor & Me: Hearing from Parents about Foundational Relationships and the Role of the Health Care System in promoting Early Relational Health."

(12 pp)

Brief

My Baby, My Doctor & Me: Key Findings from a Focus Group with Latinx Mothers Across Oregon

October 2020

This research brief summarizes findings from a focus group held in July 2020 with 11 Latina mothers to discuss their experiences as mothers of young babies and their relationships with medical providers. These findings are part of an exploratory study titled "My Baby, My Doctor & Me: Hearing from Parents about Foundational Relationships and the Role of the Health Care System in promoting Early Relational Health."

Find the Spanish version of this research brief here.

(13 pp)

Brief

Mi Bebé, Mi Médico, y Yo: Escuchando a los padres sobre las relaciones tempranas y el rol del sistema de atención médica | Principales Conclusiones de un Grupo de Enfoque con Madres Latinas

October 2020

Este informe de investigación resume los hallazgos de un grupo de enfoque realizado en julio de 2020 con 11 madres Latinas para discutir sus experiencias como madres de bebés pequeños y sus relaciones con los proveedores médicos.

(9 pp)

Brief

My Baby, My Doctor & Me: Key Findings from a Focus Group with African American/Black Mothers

October 2020

This research brief summarizes findings from the focus group held with African American mothers in Portland, Oregon, and was co-created with input from three Parent Research Consultants (PRCs), some of whom also participated in the focus group. These findings are part of an exploratory study titled "My Baby, My Doctor & Me: Hearing from Parents about Foundational Relationships and the Role of the Health Care System in promoting Early Relational Health."

(8 pp)

Video

What is DULCE?

October 2020

This 2D vector style animation describes DULCE from the perspective of families and the Family Specialist. It is intended for a broad audience, supporting learning and interest in the approach. Find an English transcript and visual description of the animation here
 
Webinar

Youth Thrive Alive! Forum: Presenting New Youth Thrive Resources

November 2020

For our second quarterly Youth Thrive Alive! Forum,  we unveiled two new Youth Thrive resources: (1) Youth Thrive Video: Voices from the Network, a video, which features interviews from policymakers, practitioners, and young adult leaders who discuss the role of Youth Thrive in their lives; and (2) Youth Thrive: Our Story (So Far), a written narrative that tells the Youth Thrive story since the beginning.