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Center experts researched the impact of a mindful parenting program to help address stressors and demands of parenting as well as promote positive and supportive parent-child interactions. To develop a prototype of the program, we partnered with Dane County Head Start, an organization that serves a high-need and high-risk youth population.
We developed a program for parents of young children, from birth to 5 years of age – a critical period of development both emotionally and cognitively for fostering well-being in the home environment and to set children on a healthy developmental trajectory.
The Center team has been working closely with parents to gather feedback and refine the training, with the goal of studying the fully developed program in the context of a randomized controlled trial to assess the impact of training on parents and their children.