NCAIANMHR PGY 11-15: Raising a new Generation (RANG, formerly Cornerstone Area 3)
NIMH NCAIANMHR Center Grant
DATES OF FUNDING:
Spero Manson, Ph.D.
CENTER STAFF INVOLVED:
Christina Mitchell, Ph.D.; Joan Piasecki, Ph.D.; Paul Spicer, Ph.D.; Robert Emde, M.D.
SPECIFIC AIMS/RESEARCH GOALS:
- to build an understanding of cultural issues in the parenting of infants and toddlers in one AI community;
- to design a preventive intervention focusing on enhancing family strengths and reducing family difficulties around parenting infants and toddlers in this community.
Family interviews and infant-parent interactions at 6 time points: prenatal, 3, 6, 9, 12, and 24 months.
25 families were recruited while the mother was pregnant with the target child; the mother and one other support person (e.g., father, grandmother) were enrolled whenever possible. Families were identified through informal networks and local contacts through field staff.
- Service utilization.
- Routines interview.
- Traumas, chronic strains, life events.
- Parenting practices.
Braveheart, M. Y. H., & Spicer, P. (2000). The sociocultural context of American Indian infant mental health. In J. D. Osofsky & H. E. Fitzgerald (Eds.), The World Association of Infant Mental Health Handbook of Infant Mental Health. New York: John Wiley & Sons.
Manson, S. M. (1997). One small step for science, one giant leap for prevention. American Journal of Community Psychology, 25(2), 215-219.