Welcome to the Indigenous Center for Child and Family Research

Our work is to do innovative Indigenous centered & relevant child and family research.

Selected programs and projects:

In-progress

Caring for Our Generations: Supporting Native Mothers and Their Families

Lead Investigator: Tessa Evans-Campbell, PhD
This project will explore maternal health behaviors, maternal substance use, risk factors for substance use during and after pregnancy, and protective factors that support healthy maternal behaviors. This study proposes five aims: 1) Conduct qualitative formative research with mothers aged 18-55, Native health providers, elder/traditional healers, and Native youth; 2) Conduct survey interviews with community members to establish baseline data related to maternal health outcomes, protective health behaviors, risk factors for substance use during and after pregnancy, and social support for mothers; 3) Develop a culturally-based intervention targeting adult AI mothers in the Northwest; 4) Translate and disseminate the findings to the tribe and prepare translational materials for community members and service providers; and 5) Expand research infrastructure at Lummi Tribal Health Clinic and increase research capacity in the tribal community.

Supplementary study to the Caring for Our Generations: Supporting Native Mother and Their Families project

Tessa Evans-Campbell, PhD
The proposed supplemental study builds upon the parent grant aims to explore factors related specifically to HIV/AIDS and other diseases transmitted sexually and through drug-using behaviors (e.g., Hepatitis-C, HPV) among AI women in the Northwest.

Completed

Building on Strengths in Indian Child Welfare Education

Lead Investigator: Tessa Evans-Campbell, PhD
This was a tri-state training grant for Masters-level social work students working with American Indian and Alaska Native families in preparation for post graduate Indian Child Welfare practice.

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