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Parenting to Foster Resilience

Childhood adversity (abuse, poverty, exposure to violence) results in altered brain architecture, immune function & gene expression. This leads to a lifetime of risk for poor health, decreased income, poor relationship & cycles of violence, poverty and poor health across generations. Addressing childhood adversity will prevent many of the leading causes of poor health, decreasing healthcare costs. Resilience allows ...more »

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Include Family in the Provision of Healthcare and the Prevention of Health Problems

We aim to transform the way that practitioners and policy makers within the healthcare system think about family so that the healthcare system can 1) address family problems that interfere with health and healthcare utilization and 2) find ways to strengthen families so that they provide the strongest foundation possible for good health. A significant literature indicates that problems in relationships within one’s ...more »

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Reduce the high cost of mental health care by educating families of adults with mental illness

To reduce costs to the mental health system, educating and including families in their loved one's treatment is key. "There is significant evidence that providing information to family members of adults diagnosed with a mental illness…can decrease the frequency of relapse…up to 75% reduction in relapse and re-hospitalization after two years." Univ. of Kansas, School of Social Welfare Our program, which is customized ...more »

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Reduce childhood trauma & adult health problems by teaching healthy relationship skills to parents

The ACE study shows that risk factors for many chronic diseases cluster in people who experience maltreatment in childhood often due to family instability. Children raised in fragile families all too frequently experience abuse, violence, and trauma. This new approach of teaching at-risk parents the skills necessary to form and sustain long-term, stable romantic relationships to prevent childhood trauma is a primary ...more »

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Prevention/Recovery-Informed Reentry Health Care

Providing prison reentry populations (especially African-American males) with culturally sensitive, personal, family-strengthening and drug-use health/addiction/recovery services along with recruiting them into health insurance care through the Affordable Care Act can decrease health disparities among African-American males (see references below). McKiernan, P., Shamblen, S. R., Collins, D. A., Strader, T. N., & ...more »

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