On September 12, Grace Atukpawu-Tipton joined Deana Around Him (Child Trends) and Nancy Whitesell (University of Colorado) to present a session at the 2019 Native Children’s Research Exchange Conference in Denver.
The session, Building Synergy Across MUSE and HARC: Lessons from Tribal and Precision Home Visiting Research and Evaluation, provided an overview of the Multi-Site Implementation Evaluation of Home Visiting (MUSE) and the Home Visiting Applied Research Collaborative (HARC). Highlights included—
- An update from MUSE on how its commitment to full participation of Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting grantees has driven the project’s design and progress
- Details on how HARC encourages research in home visiting that explicitly defines and measures active ingredients, mediators, and moderators; efficiently tests program and research questions using innovative methods; and forms broad-based partnerships
- A discussion of family engagement in research to support the development of a new precision home visiting research toolkit
The conference brought together researchers studying child and adolescent development in American Indian and Alaska Native communities in the United States and Canada.