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Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health
 
 
 

NCAIANMHR

Raising a New Generation


PROJECT TITLE:
NCAIANMHR PGY 11-15: Raising a new Generation (RANG, formerly Cornerstone Area 3)

FUNDING SOURCE: 
NIMH NCAIANMHR Center Grant

DATES OF FUNDING: 
1996-2001

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR(S): 
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:
  1. to build an understanding of cultural issues in the parenting of infants and toddlers in one AI community;
  2. to design a preventive intervention focusing   on enhancing family strengths and reducing family difficulties around parenting infants and toddlers in this community.

 

RESEARCH DESIGN:

Family interviews and infant-parent interactions at 6 time points: prenatal, 3, 6, 9, 12, and 24 months.

 

PARTICIPANTS:

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.

 

MEASURES:
  1. Service utilization.
  2. Routines interview.
  3. Traumas, chronic strains, life events.
  4. Parenting practices.
  5. Attachment.

 

PUBLICATIONS:

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.

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