Opening Doors for All: Evaluating the Health Impact of Site-based Parenting Support in Public Housing Communities
Location: Fresno, California
PROJECT SUMMARY: This study will investigate:
- the prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) among parents with young children of diverse backgrounds living in public housing communities in Fresno, California.
- the impact of Abriendo Puertas; Opening Doors and providing preventative early intervention mental health at Fresno Housing sites.
- whether the impact of Abriendo Puertas and preventative early intervention mental health on young children varies by the severity of parental ACEs.
[Pictured Left to Right]
- Yumiko Aratani, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, and Director of Health and Mental Health Unit, National Center for Children in Poverty, New York, New York
- Irán Barrera, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Social Work Education, Fresno State University, Fresno, California
- Sabrina Kelley, MPH, Resident Services Manager, Fresno Housing Authority, Fresno, California
"Working with Yumiko and Irán on the IRL team and process will help me build a Culture of Health framework within the low-income public housing industry, and increase visibility and awareness of the social determinants of health as well as the behavior and social norms that foster intergenerational poverty."